July 25, 1996
Release # 96-172
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1192
CPSC, Now Products Announce Recall To Repair
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In
cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Now Products of
Cicero, Ill., is announcing a recall to home repair approximately 20,000 foam chairs for
children. Children can unzip the chair's fabric cover, exposing a thin, clear plastic
liner, which could cause choking.
Now Products is aware of two incidents of children who removed the plastic from the
furniture and placed the plastic in their mouth. One child required medical treatment.
The foam chairs measure 11 inches high, 11 inches wide, and 15.5 inches deep. The chair's
fabric cover features pictures of animals and children's drawings. A white label which
reads in part, "NOW PRODUCTS INC." and a zipper are located on the bottom of the
Ames Department stores sold the chairs with matching ottomans and sofas nationwide from
January 1994 through June 1996 for approximately $50.
Consumers should take the chairs away from children until the chairs have been repaired.
For a free repair kit, consumers should call Now Products at (800) 535-3218, extension 33,
between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday.
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unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the
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