Pier 1 Imports recalls Swingasan Chairs and Stands

Starting date:
January 12, 2016
Posting date:
January 12, 2016
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Fall Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-56584

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Pier 1 Imports

Affected products

Swingasan® chair and stand

Product description

This recall involves the Pier 1 Imports Swingasan chairs and stands. The chairs and stands were sold separately. The chair hangs from a steel stand and is made of a wrought iron frame covered with woven plastic wicker. It was sold in various colors and designs. The stands are made of steel and were sold in four colors.

 

The products included in this recall are:
Description Height (inches) Depth (inches) Width (inches)
Swingasan Hanging Chair – Mocha 42 22.5 33.5
Swingasan Hanging Chair – Daisy 42 22.5 33.5
Swingasan Hanging Chair – Light Brown 42 22.5 33.5
Swingasan Hanging Chair – White 42 22.5 33.5
Swingasan Hanging Chair – Circles 42 22.5 33.5
Swingasan Hanging Chair – Peacock 42 22.5 33.5
Swingasan Hanging Chair – Dream Catcher 42 22.5 33.5
Swingasan Hanging Chair – Gray 42 22.5 33.5
Willow Swingasan Hanging Chair – Rainbow 47 27 30
Willow Swingasan Hanging Chair – Cinnamon 47 27 30
Willow Swingasan Hanging Chair – White 47 27 30
Willow Swingasan Hanging Chair – Light Brown 47 27 30
Willow Swingasan Hanging Chair – Latte 47 27 30
Willow Swingasan Hanging Chair – Mocha 47 27 30
Swingasan Podasan Hanging Chair – Orange 46.25 25 31
Swingasan Podasan Hanging Chair – Mocha 47.25 25 31
Swingasan Stand – Mocha 82.5 34.5 41.5
Swingasan Stand – White 82.5 34.5 41.5
Swingasan Stand – Light Brown 82.5 34.5 41.5
Swingasan Stand – Gray 82.5 34.5 41.5

 

Hazard identified

The suspension hardware on the chair and stand can break, or the stand can become unstable during use, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these products.

Pier 1 Imports has received 101 reports of incidents with the chairs and stands. This includes 93 reports of the chair with stand becoming unstable during use and tipping over, resulting in 23 injuries. There have been 8 reports of the suspension hardware failing, including 4 reports of injuries.

Number sold

Approximately 16,000 of the recalled chairs and stands were sold in Canada exclusively at Pier 1 Import stores and online at www.pier1.com.  Approximately 260,000 of the recalled chairs and stands were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from January 2010 through August 2015.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Distributor
Pier 1 Imports Inc.
Fort Worth
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the chairs and stands and contact Pier 1 Imports for a free repair kit or return the chair and stand to a Pier 1 Imports store for a full refund. There is no repair kit for the Podasan Mocha and Orange Swingasan chairs. Consumers should stop using these chairs immediately and contact Pier 1 Imports for a full refund or replacement Swingasan chair.

For more information consumers, can contact Pier 1 Imports toll free at 1-855-513-5140 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST Saturday or 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Sunday or online at www.pier1.ca/swingasan-recall.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.