Pier 1 recalls 276,000 outdoor swing chairs due to fall risk
Jan. 12, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) — Pier 1 is recalling about 276,000 outdoor swing chairs and stands after reports from customers that they fell off them and were hurt.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday there were more than 100 reports of the chair either tipping over or falling from its stand. There were 27 reports of injuries.
The chair and stand may become unstable when someone is sitting in it, or the suspension hardware could fail, the CPSC said.
The chairs and stands were sold separately at Pier 1 stores under the name Swingasan. The chair hangs from the steel stand. Both items were sold for between $200 and $400 from January 2010 to August 2015. They came in several different colors.
The CPSC said customers should stop using the items and contact Pier 1 for a free repair kit or return them for a refund.
About 260,000 were sold in the U.S. and 16,000 were sold in Canada.
Pier 1 Imports Inc., based in Fort Worth, Texas, sells furniture and other home goods at more than 1,000 stores in the U.S. and Canada.
Pier 1 recall information: http://1.usa.gov/1SMwAl0