|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 30, 2012
| Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 872-7721
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Inflatable Recreational Tubes Recalled by Tractor Supply Due to Chemical Burn and Irritation 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: Traveller Recreational Tubes
Units: About 10,900
Importer: Tractor Supply Company, of Brentwood, Tenn.
Hazard: Contact with the inflatable tube can result in severe skin irritation or burns.
Incidents/Injuries: Tractor Supply has received 21 reports of consumers receiving severe skin irritation or burns while using the tubes. Seven people sought medical attention for their injuries.
Description: The recalled tubes are made of gray rubber and measure 47 inches in diameter. Model number "1026192" can be found on the box along with UPC code 4939403118 and the words "Traveller Recreational Tube". Product number "11.00R22" can be found molded into the tube itself.
Sold exclusively at: Tractor Supply Stores nationwide from May 2012 through June 2012 for about $20.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the product and return it to any Tractor Supply Store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Tractor Supply toll free at (877) 872-7721 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT any day, or visit the firm's website at www.tractorsupply.com/TravellerTireRecall
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