CPSC, Fourstar Group Announce Recall to Repair Kids Folding ChairsJun 27, 2005 | www.cpsc.gov
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: Kid’s Folding Chairs
Units: About 522,000
Distributor: Fourstar Group Inc., of Hopkinton, Mass.
Hazard: The chair’s safety lock can fail, allowing the chair to collapse or fold unexpectedly. Children’s fingers can become caught or entrapped in the hinge and slot areas of the chair, posing a pinch or cut hazard. This can cause severe lacerations and finger tip amputations to children’s fingers.
Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and Fourstar Group are aware of three incidents involving children. One resulted in a laceration to the finger and three finger fractures, the second incident resulted in a fracture and laceration to the fingers, and the third incident resulted in a pinched finger.
Description: The recalled kid’s folding chairs are made of metal tubing with a vinyl padded seat and seat back. They were sold in red, blue, yellow, green, pink, and lavender solid colors. They also come in pink with “Princess” printed in red on the seat and seat back along with stars, crowns and hearts, or in blue with pictures of basketballs, soccer balls, footballs, football helmets, and rollerblades. The recalled chairs were sold individually or as part of a set consisting of a table and two chairs. Each chair is about 22-inches high, 13.5-inches wide, and about 11.5-inches deep. “MANUFACTURED BY FOURSTAR GROUP INC.” OR “IMPORTED BY FOURSTAR INTERNATIONAL TRADING COMPANY” is written on a label located underneath the seat of the chairs.
Sold at: Discount and grocery stores nationwide from July 2003 through July 2005 for about $5 individually or about $25 for a set.
Manufactured in: China.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the chairs immediately, and contact Fourstar for instructions on how to receive a free repair kit to replace the locking pin.
Consumer Contact: Consumers should call Fourstar Group toll-free at (866) 290-6191 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Consumers can also visit the firm’s Web site at www.fsgrecall.com