June 15, 2000Children's Rocking Chairs
Sold at Target Recalled
CT (SafetyAlerts) - Jetmax
International Ltd., of Stamford, Conn., is voluntarily recalling to repair about 48,000
children's rocking chairs. The rear legs of the chair can separate from the rocker's base
causing it to collapse, and the child seated in the chair can fall.
Jetmax has received five reports of these chairs collapsing and children falling. One
13-month-old girl suffered a laceration requiring 18 stitches.
Jetmax imported the rocker exclusively for sale by Target stores. The wooden rocking
chairs come in two styles: one for boys and one for girls. The boy's rocker has a yellow
frame, red rockers (chair bases) and a blue canvas seat. The girl's rocker has a white
frame, purple rockers (chair bases) and a pink canvas seat. There is no writing on the
chairs, but the packaging reads, "restoreTM & RESTYLE KIDS," "Wooden
Folding Chair," "Ages 3 and Up," and "Made in China." The chairs
are designed for children between 30 and 100 pounds. They are 23 inches long, 13 inches
wide and 16.5 inches high.
Target stores nationwide sold the rocking chairs from November 1999 through March 2000 for
Consumers should immediately stop using these rockers, and contact Jetmax International to
get a free repair kit with easy installation instructions. For more information and to get
the repair kit, call Jetmax International at (800) 880-0714 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET
Monday through Friday.
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