July 31, 2003CPSC, Firm Announce Recall of Kids Sling
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in
voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using
recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product: Home Trends Kiddy Sling Chair
Units: About 75,200
Manufacturer: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., of Bentonville, Ark.
Hazard: The small plastic bolt covers pose a choking hazard to small
Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and Wal-Mart have received two reports of children
removing the small covers and placing them in mouths. No injuries have been
Description: The chairs are steel outdoor chairs with a white frame and a
pink or blue sling fabric seat and back. The chairs measure about 9.5 inches
in height. The seats have two small plastic covers located behind the back
of the seat and two covers under the seat.
Sold at: Wal-Mart stores nationwide sold these chairs from Nov. 2002 through
May 2003 for about $13.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should remove the plastic bolt covers or return the chair
to Wal-Mart for a refund.
Consumer Contact: Call Wal-Mart at (800) 925-6278 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m.
CT Monday through Friday. Media Contact: Karen Burk at (479) 273-4314.