July 7, 1998
Release # 98-138
|CPSC CONTACT: Yolanda
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1219
CPSC, Bemis Manufacturing Announce Recall of Lawn
WASHINGTON, DC - In cooperation with the
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Bemis Manufacturing Co. of Sheboygan
Falls, Wis., is recalling about 5,000 plastic lawn chairs. The chairs sustained damage
during shipment, causing them to collapse unexpectedly while in use.
Bemis has received four reports of chairs collapsing, resulting in minor injuries. These
plastic lawn chairs come in white, green and taupe. The five-position folding recliner has
an extra-wide seat, measuring about 22 inches, and was sold under the Grand Sequoia brand
name. "Model 2068" is embossed on the underside of the seat.
Department stores nationwide, including Sears and Costco, sold the chairs from January
1998 through June 1998 for about $40.
Consumers should stop using these lawn chairs immediately and return them to the store
where purchased for a refund. For more information about this recall, consumers should
contact Bemis Manufacturing at (800) 938-3884 anytime.
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