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Recall alert: Nearly 800K swinging hammock chairs recalled after 2 dozen injuries reported

WATERTOWN, Ct. — ShelterLogic Group on Thursday recalled about 786,000 of its RIO-branded swinging hammock chairs because improper assembly poses a collapse and injury threat.

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According to the recall notice, issued in concert with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, improper insertion of the provided pins can cause the chair’s legs to collapse.

To date, Watertown, Connecticut-based ShelterLogic has fielded 24 reports of incidents that resulted in injuries such as bruises, aches and pains, head lacerations, back strain, concussions and abrasions from consumers who fell while using the chair.

The affected products were sold from January 2020 through June 2022 for between $40 and $60 each at the following retailers: Blain’s Farm & Fleet, Camping World, Costco, Lowe’s and Tractor Supply Company stores nationwide. The recalled chairs were also sold online at Amazon.com, CampingWorld.com, Costco.com, Lowes.com and Walmart.com, as well as other websites.

Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the recalled chairs until they have reviewed the new instructions and the pins are properly inserted into the chair’s legs per the instructions.

Consumers are also advised to contact ShelterLogic Group to receive new instructions that will help verify proper and safe pin insertion, which can also be found at www.Safety.ShelterLogic.com.

Consumers may contact ShelterLogic at 1-888-635-3359 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday; via email at RIOcare@shelterlogic.com; or online at Safety.ShelterLogic.com.

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