Article from Bella Online - July 27, 2005

Recall of Children's Folding Chairs

CPSC, Idea Nuova Inc. Announce Recall to Repair Children’s Folding Chairs

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: Children’s Folding Chairs

Units: About 1.1 million

Manufacturer: Idea Nuova Inc., of New York, N.Y.

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 Idea Nuova are aware of five incidents involving children. In one incident, there was a finger tip amputation, the second incident involved a finger tip amputation and a laceration, and the third incident involved a finger fracture and a laceration. There were no injuries reported in the other two incidents.

Description: The recalled children’s folding chairs are made of metal tubing with a vinyl padded seat and seat back. They were sold with the following designs: ...“Princess” with pink flowers and a crown..., and Disney® Princess. The recalled chairs were sold as part of a set consisting of a table and two chairs. Each chair is about 22-inches high, 13 inches wide, and about 11 inches deep. “Idea Nuova Inc.” or “I.N.I.” is printed on a label located underneath the seat of the chairs.
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