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Pier 1 Imports announces Swingasan chair and stand recall; more than 20 injuries reported

Recall swing chair Pier 1 210x210 Pier 1 Imports announces Swingasan chair and stand recall; more than 20 injuries reportedPopular home furnishings and décor store Pier 1 Imports has announced a recall of about 260,000 Swingasan® chairs and stands. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the suspension hardware used by the chair and stands can break or become unstable during use, thus posing a fall hazard to consumers.

The Swingasan chair and stand recall, sold separately, involves a chair made of wrought iron frame covered with woven plastic wicker, which hangs from a steel stand sold in four different colors.

The following product descriptions and dimensions (in inches) are included in the Swingasan chair and stand recall:

Description Height Depth Width
Swingasan Hanging Chair – Mocha 42” 22.50 33.50
Swingasan Hanging Chair – Daisy 42” 22.50 33.50
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”

 

Before the Swingasan chair and stand recall was announced, Pier 1 Imports received 101 reports of issues related to the hanging chairs and stands, including 93 reports of the chair with stand becoming unstable and tipping over. The tip-overs resulted in 23 injuries, while four injury reports have been linked to eight reports of the suspension hardware failing during normal use.

From January 2010 until August 2015, the recalled Swingasan chairs and stands were sold for between $200 and $400 at Pier 1 Imports locations, as well as online at www.Pier1.com. The hanging chairs and stands were manufactured in China.

CPSC and Pier 1 Imports ask that all consumers stop using the recalled chairs and stands. Consumers can contact Pier 1 Imports about how to receive a free repair kit, or simply return the recalled chair and stand to a store location for a full refund. Unfortunately, the Podasan Mocha and Orange Swingasan chairs do not have an eligible repair kit. Consumers with those chairs and stands are only able to receive a full refund.

For more information on the Swingasan chair and stand recall, contact Pier 1 Imports at toll-free at 855-513-5140 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Saturday or 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Sunday or online at www.pier1.com and click on “Product Notes & Recalls” at the bottom of the page.

Source: CPSC