The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Atico International USA Inc., of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (the distributor) today announced a voluntary recall of about 209,000 folding picnic tables. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
The legs on the picnic table can buckle or break during use, causing the table to collapse or fold unexpectedly.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Atico International USA toll-free at (877) 546-4835 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the company’s Web site at www.aticousa.com
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 26 reports of the tables collapsing, including 18 reports of injuries including a broken foot and muscle strains.
Description: The recalled picnic tables have a GREEN plastic top, four GREEN plastic seats that are permanently attached, and silver/steel aluminum legs. Model numbers involved in this recall are W50B2268 and W50H0284. The model numbers are located on the packaging.
Sold only at: Family Dollar, Rite-Aid, Kerr Drug, Happy Harry’s, Mays, Community Distributors, Farmacias El Amal, Eckerd, Snyder Drug, Navarro Discount Pharmacies, and Duane Reade stores nationwide from January 2001 through December 2005 for between $20 and $40.
Manufacturer: Ningbo Brothers Sports Products Co. Ltd, of Zhejiang, China; Superson Furniture Products Co. Ltd., of Zhejiang, China; and Taihou Yunfeng Electric Appliance Co. Ltd., of Zhejiang, China.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the picnic tables and contact Atico for product verification and product return instructions. Consumers who return their table to Atico will receive a refund and up to $15 for return shipping by U.S. ground.