Friday, August 20, 2010

White Tiger Outdoor Folding Chairs Recalled 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Folding wooden chairs

Units: About 7,000

Importer: Fred Meyer Inc., of Portland, Ore.

Manufacturer: White Tiger Traders Co. Ltd, of Taiwan

Hazard: The wooden frame of the chairs can break, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The Kroger Co. and White Tiger have received three reports of chairs breaking, resulting in minor injuries including back and shoulder pain, sprains and contusions.

Description: This recall includes wooden folding chairs. The chairs were sold individually and as part of a three-piece set that included one table and two chairs. "HD Outdoor" is printed on the chair's packaging.

Sold at: Kroger, Fred Meyer, Ralph's, Fry's, Smith's, Dillon's, Gerbes, City Market, and Baker's stores nationwide from February 2009 through December 2009 individually for about $50 and as part of the set that sold for about $130.

Manufactured in: China

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

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Kroger at (800) 632-6900 between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET or visit the firm's website at www.kroger.com

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