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Ross stores recall folding patio chairs

April 9, 2009 |  6:16 pm

Patio chairs that fold are handy. Patio chairs that collapse when you sit on them are not.

About 730 folding patio chairs were recalled today because the side supports can break when weight is put on them, Ross Stores Inc. and the Consumer Products Safety Commission said in a statement.


The splintering side supports of the eucalyptus wood patio chairs pose a falling hazard for users, the statement said.

The folding chairs were sold in Ross stores across the U.S. in February for about $50. The chairs were built in Vietnam and imported by the Pleasanton-based retailer, the statement said.

Ross Stores Inc. received one complaint from a customer who had shoulder pain after her chair collapsed, the statement said. Ross is offering a full refund to owners of the chairs.

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-- Nathan Olivarez-Giles