July 3, 2007
About 3,000 hammock stands are being recalled by the Algoma Net Co. because of a fall hazard.

The foot brackets on the hammock frame can crack or tear, causing a slumbering consumer to fall to the ground.

Algoma has received 28 reports of foot brackets cracking or tearing, including eight reports of users falling to the ground. One consumer reported lower back pain and nerve damage, and one consumer reported cutting her lip.

The recall includes Algoma hammock stands model numbers 6250, 6250BH, and 6290W88B. They were sold with a cotton rope hammock with wood spreader bars and attached chains. The frame is made of steel and has five separate tubular pieces, including two foot brackets. The model number is located at the top of the instruction sheet that was provided with the hammock stand.

The stands were sold at Kohls, D.S.I./Supervalu, Fingerhut, Mills Fleet Farm, Shopko Stores, Inc. and Target.com from December 2006 through May 2007 for between $100 and $150.

The items were manufactured in China.

Consumers should immediately stop using the hammock stands and contact Algoma for instructions on returning the foot brackets for a free replacement. The recalled units should not be returned to the retailer.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Algoma at (800) 800-7083 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firms Web site at www.algomanet.com.

The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).