Just in time for the warm weather, folding deck chairs are being recalled for collapse hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
The 1,200 recalled Folding Deck Chairs were manufactured in China by West Marine Products Inc., Watsonville, California and were sold exclusively at West Marine stores nationwide, online at westmarine.com, and in the West Marine catalog from February 2012 to May 2012. The defective chairs retailed for about $70.
The chair cannot support the stated weight capacity, which poses a collapse hazard to consumers. To date, West Marine is aware of six incidents of the chair collapsing. No injuries have been reported.
The recalled West Marine Deluxe Deck Chairs are a folding deck chair with metal legs and light-colored wood armrests. The chair has plastic feet on the corners of each leg and the seat and back are covered with blue and gray nylon fabric. The back can be adjusted to various angles. Model/SKU number “13110341” is printed on a coated paper tag attached to the chair’s frame.
The firms are advising consumers to immediately stop using the recalled West Marine Deluxe Deck Chairs and call West Marine for a full refund or store credit. Consumers may also return the chairs to any West Marine store to receive the refund or store credit. West Marine can be reached, toll-free, at 1.800.262.8464 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Pacific Time (PT), Monday through Friday, or at the firm’s website at www.westmarine.com.