Recall: Intercon Merchandising Source Recalls Mini Beach Chairs

April 2, 2002
Release # 02-130
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 634-0469
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Kim Dulic, (301) 504-7058

CPSC, Intercon Merchandising Source Announce Recall of Mini Beach Chairs Given with "Time Out" Cosmetics at Sears

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, (CPSC), Intercon Merchandising Source Inc., of City of Industry, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 100,000 Time Out folding mini beach chairs which can be used by both children and adults. The chairs can collapse, posing crush and amputation hazards to consumer's fingers and toes.

CPSC and Intercon are aware of one incident in which the tip of a 3-year old girl's finger was amputated when the chair collapsed.

The recalled mini beach chair was a free gift with the purchase of a Time Out cosmetic product at Sears stores. The mini beach chairs are white aluminum with a blue canvas seat and back. The name "Time Out" is printed on the canvas backrest.

Sears stores nationwide distributed the mini beach chairs with the purchase of $20 worth Time Out cosmetics from June 2000 through August 2000.

Consumer should stop using these mini beach chairs immediately and contact Intercon for a free repair. Consumers can contact Intercon at (800) 634-0469 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. PST Monday through Friday.

Picture of Recalled Beach Chair