ShelterLogic Group of Watertown, Conn., is recalling about 786,000 RIO-branded swinging hammock chairs.
Improper insertion of the pins provided for assembly can cause the chair’s legs to collapse, posing an injury hazard.
The firm has received 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 chairs.
The folding chairs have a black or gray metal frame, a fabric seat, and a backrest with a pillow; some have a drink holder. They were sold in gray, navy, blue, red, and camouflage. RIO is printed below the pillow. Only chairs with warning tags on the back of the chair’s backrest or armrest are included in this recall.
The chairs, which were manufactured in China, were sold at Blain’s Farm & Fleet, Camping World, Costco, Lowe’s, and Tractor Supply Company stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, CampingWorld.com, Costco.com, Lowes.com, Walmart.com, and other websites from January 2020, through June 2022, for between $40 and $60.
What to do
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chairs until they have reviewed the new instructions and the pins are properly inserted into the chair’s legs.
Consumers should contact ShelterLogic Group to receive the new instructions that will help verify proper and safe pin insertion.
Consumers may contact ShelterLogic toll-free at (888) 635-3359 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, by email at RIOcare@shelterlogic.com, or online for more information.