Hayneedle Recalls Wooden Arc Hammock Stands Due to Fall Hazard
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Shorea Wooden Arc Hammock Stand
Distributor: Hayneedle Inc., of Omaha, Neb.
Hazard: The layers of wood in the stand can separate and fail, causing the stand to break and posing a fall hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm received 18 reports of incidents, including one injury that required medical attention.
Description: The recalled Shorea wood hammock stands are natural colored with an arc-shaped holder standing perpendicular to two base pieces. The stand is 14.5 feet long, 5 feet wide and 4.25 feet high. The stand is compatible with spreader bar hammocks, which are sold separately. The item/model number VFA042-1 is printed on the packaging.
Manufactured in: Vietnam
Sold at: Hammocks.com during June and July 2012 for about $380.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the hammock stand and return it to Hayneedle. Hayneedle is offering consumers a full refund, including return shipping costs, or a substitute hammock stand at no additional charge. Hayneedle has directly contacted consumers who purchased the hammock stands.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Hayneedle Customer Care toll-free at (866) 508-1142 between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Saturday, or visit the firm’s website at www.hammocks.com to schedule a convenient pick up time for your hammock stand and arrange a full refund or exchange.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $800 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed significantly to the decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC’s hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC’s teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270 or visit CPSC’s Web site at www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC’s Web site at www.cpsc.gov.