July 18, 2002Hilton Hotels Has Recalled Vacation
Station? Children's Cooler/Chairs
Hills, CA (SafetyAlerts)
- Hilton Hotels Corporation has recalled about 27,000 Vacation Station?
children's cooler/chairs. When the chair collapses the folding mechanism can
pose a crushing, cutting or severing hazard to consumers' fingers.
CPSC and Hilton Hotels are aware of one report in which part of a 2-year-old
boy's fingertip was severed when the chair collapsed.
The recalled product is a multi-use product that can be used as both a
child's chair or a food/beverage storage cooler. The cooler/chairs were
given to hotel guests as a welcoming gift at participating Hilton®,
Doubletree®, and Hilton Garden Inn® hotels and resorts. The chairs have
either a purple aluminum frame with a purple fabric seat and green cooler
bag, or a green aluminum frame with a green fabric seat and a blue cooler
bag. Vacation Station? is printed on the front of the cooler bag. The chairs
were made in Hong Kong and imported into the U.S. by Promotional Partners
Group Limited of Hong Kong.
Participating Hilton®, Doubletree®, and Hilton Garden Inn® hotels and
resorts nationwide distributed the cooler chairs between May 2002 and June
2002 for free to hotel guests with children.
Consumers should stop using the recalled cooler/chairs immediately and
contact Hilton Hotels for information on returning the cooler/chairs and
receiving a free replacement item. Contact Hilton Hotels toll-free at (877)
221-2424 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit one of
the participating brand web sites at www.hilton.com/families or