800,000 Swinging Hammock Chairs Recalled After Reports of Injuries

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ShelterLogic is recalling almost 800,000 RIO-branded swinging hammock chairs after receiving reports of injuries suffered by consumers who fell using the chair. According to an alert posted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), ShelterLogic is recalling these chairs so they can give the owners instructions on how to properly assemble them.

Details of the Recall

The CPSC alert said that improper insertion of the pins provided for assembly could cause the chair’s legs to collapse posing an injury hazard to the user. About 786,000 of the chairs were sold at Camping World, Costco, Lowe’s and Tractor Supply as well as online at Amazon, Camping World, Costco, Lowe’s, and Wal-Mart for between $40 and $60. The recalled folding chairs have a metal frame, a fabric seat, and a backrest with a pillow. Some of the chairs have a drink holder. They were sold in a number of colors and patterns including gray, navy, blue, red, and camouflage. RIO is printed below the pillows. Only chairs with warning tags on the back of the backrest or armrest are included in the recall. According to the announcement, ShelterLogic has received 24 reports of incidents that resulted in injuries such as bruises, aches and pains, head lacerations, back strain, concussions, and abrasions from consumers who fell while using the chair. People who have these chairs are asked to contact ShelterLogic Group to receive new instructions on how to properly insert the pins into the chair’s legs. For more information, contact ShelterLogic at 888-635-3359 or email RIOcare@shelterlogic.com.

Product Liability Issues

Manufacturers have a legal obligation to ensure that their products work effectively and to conduct the proper safety tests before selling their products to consumers. They are also responsible for providing adequate instructions and warnings if products pose a threat to consumers. Manufacturers of defective products can be held accountable for the damages they cause. Injured victims can file what is known as a product liability claim seeking compensation for medical bills, lost wages, cost of hospitalization, pain and suffering, rehabilitation and other related damages. An experienced product defect lawyer who has successfully handled product liability claims against large manufacturers on behalf of injured victims can help advise injured victims and their families in such cases. Source: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2022/ShelterLogic-Group-Recalls-RIO-Branded-Swinging-Hammock-Chairs-Due-to-Injury-Hazard-New-Instructions-Provided

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