Sunday, July 01, 2007

6/26/07 Bond Manufacturing Co. Issues Recall for Folding Recliner Chairs That Can Collapse and Injure Users

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.

Name of Product: Rockingham Deluxe Lounge Chairs (also sold as
Vanderwall Folding Recliner Chairs)

Units: About 68,000

Importer: Bond Manufacturing Co., of Baypoint, Calif.

Hazard: The chairs can collapse or fall backward due to faulty support
brackets or weak frames, posing fall and severe laceration hazards to
consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Bond is aware of 13 incidents in which the recalled
chairs fell backwards or collapsed. There have been eight reports of
injuries. Four consumers reported injuries to their shoulder, back or
neck, one consumer reported an injury to her head, two consumers
reported hand injuries, and one consumer suffered a severe laceration to
the tip of her finger when the chair collapsed.

Description: The recalled recliner chairs have a mesh covering attached
to the steel frame by a woven cord. The chairs were sold in the
following colors: bronze, navy blue, spa blue, spa green, spa linen,
orange, lime, teal and taupe. The recliners are about 40 inches long, 28
inches wide and 46 inches high.

Sold at: Hardware, variety and discount department stores nationwide
from December 2006 through April 2007 for between $35 and $100.

Manufactured in: China

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

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Bond toll-free at
(866) 771-2663 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

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