West Marine Recalls Folding Deck Chairs Due to Collapse Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 6, 2012
Release #12-193
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 262-8464
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

West Marine Recalls Folding Deck Chairs Due to Collapse 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: Folding Deck Chair

Units: 1,200 units

Manufacturer: West Marine Products Inc., Watsonville, Calif.

Hazard: The chair cannot support the stated weight capacity. This poses a collapse hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: West Marine is aware of six incidents of the chair collapsing. No injuries were reported.

Description: The recalled item is a West Marine Deluxe Deck Chair. It is a folding deck chair with metal legs and light-colored wood armrests. It has plastic feet on the corners of each leg. The seat and back are covered with blue and gray nylon fabric. The back can be adjusted to various angles. Model/SKU number "13110341" is printed on a coated paper tag attached to the chair frame.

Sold exclusively at: West Marine stores nationwide, online at westmarine.com and in the West Marine catalog from February 2012 to May 2012 for about $70.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the deck chairs and call West Marine for a full refund or store credit. Consumers may also return the chairs to any West Marine store to receive the refund or store credit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact West Marine toll-free at (800) 262-8464 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.westmarine.com


Picture of recalled convertible high chair