Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–June 5, 2015.
Name of product: Hanging chairs
Hazard: The hanging chairs can tip over when they face sideways and swing beyond the base, posing a fall hazard.
Consumer Contact: Big Lots toll-free at (866) 244-5687 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.biglots.com and click on “Recalls” at the bottom for more information.
Units: About 16,000
Description: This recall involves egg-shaped hanging chairs that are made from brown plastic wicker pattern mesh and have red seat cushions. They hang from a chain connected to a black metal pole and U-shaped base.
Incidents/Injuries: Big Lots has received eight reports of the hanging chairs falling in stores with consumers in them, including five reports of minor injuries.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled hanging chairs and return the chairs to Big Lots for a full refund. Consumers can discard the base.
Sold exclusively at: Big Lots stores from December 2014 through January 2015 for about $300 including the base.
Importer(s): Big Lots Stores Inc., of Columbus, Ohio
Manufactured in: China
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