Sunday, May 4, 2008

Rio Brands Recalls High-Boy Beach Chairs Due to Fall Hazard

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.

Name of Product: Rio Beach(r) High-Boy Folding Beach Chairs
Units: About 800
Manufacturer: Rio Brands, of Philadelphia, Pa.
Hazard: The rear leg of the chair can break, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Rio Brands has received one report of an incident involving minor bruises.
Description: This recall involves the Rio Beach(r) High-Boy folding beach chairs with UPC and model numbers listed below. The chairs have aluminum tubing frames, striped or solid color fabric slings, and wood arms with an attached storage pouch with cell phone pocket.

"RioBeach(r) High-Boy," the UPC number and the model number can be found on the hand tag and on a sticker on the rear leg.

UPC # : MODEL # SC640-702 : 0-80958-26396-2
SC640-812 : 0-80958-26465-5
SC640-818 : 0-80958-26466-2
SC640-8182 : 0-80958-27165-3
C641-084-BB : 0-80958-27015-1

Sold at: Retail stores nationwide from January 2008 through March 2008 for between $40 and $50.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the chairs and return them to the location where purchased for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Rio Brands at (800)866-8520 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at

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