|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 22, 1995
Release # 95-172
|CPSC: Kate Premo
(301) 504-0580, Ext. 1187
CPSC, Allibert Inc. Announce Recall of
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Allibert Inc. of Huntsville, N.C., is recalling
approximately 5,600 "Canasta" and "Corolia" multi-position resin patio
chairs. The seat and back of these chairs may not lock or remain locked in position as
intended, which could cause the chair to break or collapse during use.
Allibert Inc. is aware of 33 incidents of chairs collapsing in the United States. Although
no injuries were reported in the U.S., the company is aware of three injuries that
occurred in England. The most severe injury was a broken arm.
The multi-position resin chairs were sold individually and as part of a patio furniture
set in three colors: white, green and gray granite. Canasta chairs, model number 42216,
have mesh seat backs. The backs of Corolia chairs, model number 42166, are composed of
nine vertical slats which each measure 1.25 inches wide. The chairs were distributed from
October 1994 to September 1995 in retail stores primarily in the northeastern United
States and can be identified by the name Allibert Inc., which is labeled on the cross bar
of the front legs.
Consumers should contact Allibert at (800) 258-5619, extension 231, to have their chair
picked up free of charge by United Parcel Service (UPS). Allibert will send consumers a
replacement chair that matches accessories sold with the original chair, or a refund of
the 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.