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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 7, 1998

Release # 98-138
CPSC CONTACT: Yolanda Fultz-Morris
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1219

CPSC, Bemis Manufacturing Announce Recall of Lawn Chairs

CPSC, Bemis Manufacturing Announce Recall of Lawn ChairsWASHINGTON, 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.

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 report product hazards to info@cpsc.gov.

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