Recall: Lawn Chairs Recalled by Bemis Manufacturing

Note: Telephone Number Change.

Originally issued July 7, 1998, Revised August 21, 2003
Release # 98-138
Company Phone Number: (800) 558-7651
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Yolanda Fultz-Morris, (301) 504-7066

CPSC, Bemis Manufacturing Announce Recall of Lawn Chairs

WASHINGTON, DC - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Bemis Manufacturing Co. of Sheboygan Falls, Wis., is recalling about 5,000 plastic lawn chairs. The chairs sustained damage during shipment, causing them to collapse unexpectedly while in use.

Bemis has received four reports of chairs collapsing, resulting in minor injuries. These plastic lawn chairs come in white, green and taupe. The five-position folding recliner has an extra-wide seat, measuring about 22 inches, and was sold under the Grand Sequoia brand name. "Model 2068" is embossed on the underside of the seat.

Department stores nationwide, including Sears and Costco, sold the chairs from January 1998 through June 1998 for about $40.

Consumers should stop using these lawn chairs immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a refund. For more information about this recall, consumers should contact Bemis Manufacturing at (800) 558-7651 and request customer service.

Picture of Lawn Chair