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Meco, Samsonite Juvenile Folding Chairs

Description: Meco Corp. Recall of Children’s Folding Chairs NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 27, 2005 Release #05-232 Firm's Recall Hotline:(800) 251-7558 CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 CPSC, Meco Corp. Announce Recall of Children’s Folding Chairs 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: Juvenile Folding Chairs Units: About 175,000 Manufacturer: Meco Corp., of Greeneville, Tenn. Hazard: Children’s fingers can become caught or entrapped in the hinge and slot areas of the chair, posing a pinch or cut hazard. Note: In 2004, Meco recalled red-colored children’s folding chairs because paint on the chair contained excessive lead levels, posing a lead poisoning hazard to young children. Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and Meco are aware of three incidents. Two resulted in pinched fingers and there was one laceration to a child’s finger. Description : The recalled children’s folding chairs have safety locks under the seat. The chairs are made of metal tubing with a vinyl padded seat and seat back. They were sold in red, blue, yellow and green colors as a part of a set consisting of a table and four chairs. Each chair is about 22-inches high, 10-inches wide, and about 11-inches deep. “Meco” or “Samsonite” is printed on the label underneath the seat bottom. Sold at : Furniture and wholesale club stores nationwide from July 2003 through May 2005 for between $25 and $40. Manufactured in: China Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the chairs and contact Meco for instructions on receiving a refund. Consumer Contact: Consumers should call Meco at (800) 251-7558 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or e-mail Meco’s customer service at csr@meco.net Consumers can also visit the company’s Web site at www.meco.net [Source]

Meco, Samsonite Juvenile Folding Chairs Recall Information

Country of OriginChina
Recall Date07/27/2005
Recall ID2982
Recall Number05232
Product TypeChairs, Stools & Benches
HazardEntrapment
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