Rio Swinging Hammock Chair Recall Announced After Two Dozen Injuries
More than three-quarters of a million Rio Swinging Hammock Chairs have been recalled, following dozens of reports involving injuries suffered when the foldable chairs collapsed.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced th ShelterLogic Rio Hammock Chair recall on June 30, indicating that placing the provided pins into the chair assembly improperly can cause the legs to collapse suddenly, posing an injury hazard to the user.
So far, at least 24 reports have been received involving the hammock chairs collapsing, resulting in a variety of injuries, including bruises, aches, pains, head lacerations, back strain, concussions and abrasions.
The Rio Swinging Hammock Chair is a camp chair often used at the beach for camping, for children’s sporting events and other outdoor and backyard events.
The folding chairs have a black or gray metal frame, a fabric seat and a backrest with a pillow. Some chairs have a drink holder. They are sold in gray, navy, blue, red, and camouflage and RIO is printed below the pillow.
Only chairs with warning tags on the back of the chair’s backrest or armrest are included in this recall.
The chairs were manufactured in China and sold at Blain’s Farm & Fleet, Camping World, Costco, Lowe’s and Tractor Supply Company stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, CampingWorld.com, Costco.com, Lowes.com and Walmart.com and other websites from January 2020 through June 2022 for $40 to $60.
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The CPSC recommends consumers stop using the chairs immediately and urges them to review the new instructions provided by ShelterLogic to ensure the pins are properly inserted into the chair’s legs according to the directions to prevent collapse or injury.
Consumers should contact ShelterLogic Group to receive the new instructions and verify proper and safe pin insertion. Instructions can also be found at www.Safety.ShelterLogic.com.
Consumers can contact ShelterLogic toll-free at 888-635-3359 or email RIOcare@shelterlogic.com with questions about the recall.
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