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July 31, 2003

CPSC, Firm Announce Recall of Kids Sling Chair

The 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 children.

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 reported.

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.

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