Lazy Lounger Chairs and Recliners Sold at Dick's Sporting Goods Recalled for Collapsing Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 28, 2007
Release #08-106

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866) 500-4982
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
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Lazy Lounger Chairs and Recliners Sold at Dick's Sporting Goods Recalled for Collapsing Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Lounge Chairs and Recliners

Units: About 125,000

Importer/Distributor: Dick’s Sporting Goods, of Pittsburgh, Pa.

Manufacturer: Rankam Group Ltd., of China

Hazard: The plastic support brackets can break and cause the chairs to collapse, posing a hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Dick’s Sporting Goods has received 19 reports of the chairs and recliners collapsing, including 17 injuries involving lacerations and back pains.

Description: This recall involves the Lazy Lounger chair (Style # CEH00415), recliner (Style # CEH00320) and oversize recliner (Style # CEH00414, CEH00345, and CEH00443). Style numbers are printed on the packaging. The chairs have a mesh covering that attaches to a black or tan metal frame by a woven cord. The mesh covering is sold in: blue, orange, black, natural, burgundy, pink, white, green, red, khaki, and camouflage. A padded headrest pillow is sewn on to the mesh. Beneath the padded headrest are two tags. The first reads: “! WARNING !”, followed by 9 numbered statements, and “Made in China”. The second is the “Do Not Remove Under Penalty of Law” tag and includes the manufacturer’s Registration No: OHIO36462HK.

Sold at: Dick’s Sporting Goods stores nationwide and www.dickssportinggoods.com from February 2006 to August 2007 for between $40 and $80.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the chairs and recliners immediately and contact Dick’s Sporting Goods for a free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Dick’s Sporting Goods toll-free at (866) 500-4982 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or send an email to DicksLazyLounger@rankam.com - consumers can also visit the firm’s Web site at www.dickssportinggoods.com

Picture of Recalled Recliner

Picture of Recalled Lounge Chair

Picture of Recalled Recliner