June 13, 2006

Foldable Steel Hammock Stand Sold at Lowe’s Stores  

Name of Product: Garden Treasures Foldable Steel Hammock Stand

Units: About 1,000

Importer: LG Sourcing Inc., of North Wilkesboro, N.C.

Manufacturer: Shin Crest PTE, Ltd, of China

Hazard: The welds attaching the arms to the frame of the hammock stand can fail, allowing the hammock to fall. Users can be injured from falling to the ground, striking the hammock stand’s base, or being struck by the arms of the hammock stand.

Description: The recalled hammock stand is black steel, is foldable, and has two wheels. The item number, 226724, is printed on the box in which the hammock stand was sold, and on the instructions that were provided with the hammock stand.

Sold at: Lowe’s stores nationwide from December 2005 through March 2006 for about $100.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled hammock stands immediately and return them to any Lowe’s store to receive a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Lowe’s stores toll-free at (866) 208-0827 anytime, or visit http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=pg&p=AboutLowes/recalls.html, the Lowe’s Home Centers, Inc. Web site.