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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 11, 1994

Release # 95-004
CONTACT: Stacey Reuben Mesa
(301) 504-0580 Ext.1189

Molded Plastic Maui Chairs May Collapse

Washington , D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer product Safety Commission (CPSC), Gracious Living Industries Inc., Ontario, Canada, is voluntarily recalling about 95,300 white, molded plastic "Maui Plastic Patio Chairs" model 1025. When a person sits in one of these chairs placed on a polished or smooth surface, such as in a retail store or on a deck or patio, the chair's rear legs may spread beyond normal range, break, and cause the chair to collapse.

Gracious Living is aware of at least 11 chair collapses that involved eleven known injuries to backs, shoulder, heads, and elbows. As a result of these accidents, Gracious Living discontinued the sale of this chair in June 1992.

The Maui Plastic Patio Chairs model 1025 were sold in the United States from February 18, 1992 to June 15, 1992 through two retailers, F.W. Woolworth and Jamesway.

Consumers owning this molded plastic chair should stop using the chair and contact Gracious Living's parts department at 1-800-465-5660. Gracious Living will arrange to have the chairs picked up free of charge and will reimburse consumers for their purchase price.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and enter the release number. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information or report product hazards to info@cpsc.gov.


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