On July 19, 2012, The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with the chair’s manufacturer Downeast Concepts, Inc., has issued a recall on children’s folding beach chairs sold in the last year (June 2011 to June 2012). The rivets on the back of the chairs - used to adjust height - are sharp metal and not covered by any protective material. Children can easily fall on them and suffer laceration injuries that could require taping or stitches.
So far, one incident has been reported. A 21-month-old girl fell on the chair’s metal rivets and suffered lacerations on her forehead. The little girl had to get stitches. Consumers have been urged to cease use of the chairs immediately. The chairs can be returned to Downeast Concepts for a full refund.
The recalled chairs are made up of a white aluminum tube frame, fabric seats and chair backs. The seats and chair backs come in pink, purple, yellow or blue, and the seat backs come with a fish, seahorse, shark, mermaid, or palm tree design. The chairs are 13 inches wide by 18 inches high by 21 inches deep.
Companies that turn out defective products may be held responsible, through an injury claim, for the injuries that have endured. If you have been injured using a defective product, you may be able to receive compensation. Contact the Miley Legal Group for a free consultation at 888-436-0859.