Name of product: 4Seasons folding lounge chair
Hazard: The chair can tip or recline too quickly, posing a fall hazard.
Consumer Contact: 4Seasons toll-free at (888) 529-6524 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.4seasonsglobal.com and click on Product Recall for more information.
Units: About 3,200
Description: This recall involves three colors of 4Seasons folding lounge chairs. The chairs are made of steel tube frames and textilene fabric with attached head cushion in orange, turquoise or brown. The chairs are approximately 3 feet 6 inches tall. The affected product SKU numbers are 400085136029 (bronze fabric and frame), 400085136036 (turquoise fabric and a white frame), and 400085136043 (orange fabric and a white frame). SKU numbers can be found on the retailer’s hang tag attached to one of the armsof the chair. There’s a separate manufacturer’s tag sewn on the back of the chair that says “Weight limit – 250 lbs.” and “Made in China.”
Incidents/Injuries: 4Seasons has received five reports of falls occurring in Ross Stores, three of which resulted in minor injuries.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the chairs and should destroy them by carefully cutting out a 5 inch by 5 inch piece of the fabric on the seat of the chair, rendering the chairs unusable, and removing the manufacturer’s tag from the back of the chair. 4Seasons will provide a full refund to all consumers who present the cut-out fabric and tag.
Sold exclusively at: Ross Stores nationwide between April and June 2013, for about $40.
Importer: 4Seasons Global, Inc. of Chicago, Ill.
Manufacturer: Jiaxing Hifine International Enterprise of Zhejiang, China
Manufactured in: China
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