Parachute Hammocks Recalled for Fall Hazard

<"">Parachute hammocks are being recalled by Travel Hammock Inc., dba Grand Trunk, of Skokie, Ill. Consumers should stop using the recalled hammocks immediately and contact the firm for a free repair kit.

This recall involves 2,500 Single and Double “Parachute” Hammocks he recalled hammocks were sold in single and double versions and packaged in a nylon sack. The Grand Trunk logo is printed on the sack. They were sold at outdoor retailers nationwide from July 2008 through June 2009 for between $50 and $60.

The following models and colors are included in the recall:

* SH-01 (Single Olive/Khaki), SH-02 (Single Blue/Navy Blue)

* SH-06 (Single Royal/Khaki), DH-01 (Double Olive/Khaki), DH-02 (Double Lt. Blue/Yellow)

* DH-03(Double Navy/Silver)

* DH-04 (Double Navy/Red)

The model number can be located on the product’s hang tag.

According to the recall notice, the hammock’s supporting hooks can fail, causing occupants to fall and suffer injuries. The firm has received nine incidents of hooks failing, resulting in bumps, bruises and/or scrapes.

For additional information, consumers contact Grand Trunk toll-free at (877) 365-2965 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at

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