15,400 Kids Beach Chairs Are Recalled Due To Laceration Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Downeast Concepts announced a voluntary recall of approximately 15,400 Folding Beach Chairs manufacted by Downeast Concepts Inc., dba Backyard and Beyond, of Yarmouth, Maine. The reason for the recal1? The children’s beach chairs have exposed, sharp metal rivets, posing a laceration hazard.

So far the firm is aware of one injury to a 21-month-old girl who fell on the chair’s metal rivets and cut her forehead and had to have stitches.

The recalled children’s folding beach chairs have white aluminum tube frames and pink, yellow, blue or purple fabric seats and chair backs with fish, palm trees or mermaid decorations.The chairs measure 13 inches wide by 18 inches high by 20 inches deep.

The chairs were sold in Home Goods and other stores nationwide from June 2011 through June 2012 for between $13 and $25.

If you own one of these chairs it is recommended that you return them to Downeast Concepts for a full refund. For additional information, contact Downeast Concepts at (800) 343-2424, or visit the firm’s website at www.downeastconcepts.com.