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Pottery Barn Recalls Wooden Hammock Stands Due to Fall and Laceration HazardWASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Wooden Hammock Stands
Units: About 30,000
Importer: Pottery Barn, of San Francisco, Calif.
Hazard: When used outdoors, the wood in the hammock stand can deteriorate over time and break, posing a risk of falls and lacerations to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Pottery Barn has received 12 reports of injuries requiring medical attention, including lacerations, neck and back pain, bruising, and one incident involving fractured ribs and about 50 reports of the hammock stand breaking.
Description: The wooden hammock stands measure about 154 ½ inches long by 53 ½ inches in height by 53 inches in width. There are two black metal brackets on the base and on the arms of the hammock stand. All Pottery Barn two pole wooden hammock stands sold from 2003 through 2008 are included in this recall.
Sold through: Pottery Barn catalog and the firm’s Web site from March 2003 through July 2008 for about $300.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should remove the two top side brackets of the hammock stand and dispose of the remaining portion of the hammock stand. Contact Pottery Barn to schedule a free pickup of the brackets and to receive a merchandise credit for the amount of the stand.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Pottery Barn toll-free at (888) 922-9245 anytime or visit the firm’s Web site at www.potterybarn.com
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