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For Immediate Release Firm’s Recall Hotline: (877) 556-0886
July 17, 2012 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
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Patio Bistro Sets Sold at Lowe’s Stores Recalled Due to Fall Hazard; Made by Midas Lin Co.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – 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: Patio Bistro Table and Chair Sets
Units: About 16,400Importer: L G Sourcing Inc., of North Wilkesboro, N.C.
Manufacturer: Midas Lin Company Ltd., of China
Hazard: When the chair support bar is not fully engaged, the chair poses a fall hazard to a consumer who sits in the partially engaged chair.
Incident/Injuries: The firm has received eighteen reports of consumers who fell from partially opened chairs, resulting in reports of back injuries, contusions and scrapes.
Description: This recall involves folding chairs sold with three-piece patio bistro sets. Each set contains two folding chairs and a folding table. The chairs have a black steel frame and dark stained wooden seats and backs. Model #S658-01, item # 0355053 and “Garden Treasures” is printed on the cover of the instruction manual sold with the patio bistro sets.
Sold exclusively at: Lowe’s stores nationwide from August 2011 through February 2012 for about $98 for the set.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chairs and contact Midas Lin for a new set of warning labels and supplemental instructions for the chairs. Do not return the product to the store.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Midas Lin toll-free at (877) 556-0886 between 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday. Consumers can also contact the firm at www.cobernbistroset.com.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products—such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals—contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.
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