Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Log Swings Recalled by Far East Brokers and Consultants 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: Log Swings

Units: About 750

Importer/Distributor: Far East Brokers and Consultants Inc., of Jacksonville, Fla.

Hazard: A missing nail connecting the back of the log chair to the seat can cause the back to separate from the seat while in use, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received six reports of the chair separating, including three reports of minor injuries.

Description: The recall involves a wooden log swing that seats two people. The log swing hangs from a log frame. The swing measures 71 inches high by 62 inches wide.

Sold at: Grand Union Family Markets, Ingle's Markets, VG's Food Center, Plumb's Valu-Rite Foods, and Central Shoprite stores nationwide from February 2008 through May 2008 for about $150.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled log swing, disassemble it, and return it to the store where purchased for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Far East Brokers and Consultants toll-free at (877) 695-8354 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit firm's Web site at www.fareastbrokers.com

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