March 25, 1997
Release # 97-090
|CPSC: Nychelle White
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1192
CPSC and Keysheen International Corp. Announce
Recall of Children's Chaise Lounge Chairs
WASHINGTON, D.C. -
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Keysheen
International Corp. of Taiwan is recalling about 38,300 children's folding chaise lounge
chairs. If the support leg of the chair's footrest is not fully extended when a child sits
down, a child's fingers can get trapped between the support leg and the metal frame,
causing a pinching or amputation injury.
CPSC has received one report of a 4-year-old child's fingertip being amputated as the
child sat down in the folding chaise lounge chair.
The frame of the lounge chair is made of 1/2-inch metal tubing of various colors. The
chair has two white armrests measuring 12 inches long. The chair's metal frame is covered
with brightly colored printed fabric of various designs. When fully extended, the chair
measures 46 3/4 inches long by 13 1/2 inches wide, and the seat stands 6 inches above the
floor. There is a sewn-in label on the back of the chair that reads in part,
"SHEENTEX FABRIC...KEYSHEEN." The chair has a 65 pound weight limit, which makes
it suitable for children about 8 years old and younger.
Retail stores nationwide, including Linens 'n Things, Hecht's, Kohl's, Fred Meyer,
Robinsons May, and Hills, sold the chairs from 1994 to 1997 for about $15 to $20.
Consumers should take the chairs away from children immediately. To receive a full refund,
consumers should cut a piece of fabric, measuring 11 inches long by 11 inches wide, from
the chair and mail it to Keysheen with a note indicating the price paid for the chair,
where purchased, and the consumer's return address. Keysheen's address is Keysheen
International Corp., 901 Lawson St., City of Industry, Calif. 91748. For more information,
consumers should call Keysheen toll-free at (888) 539-7436. Consumers should destroy the
chairs to prevent further use by children.
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