Hayneedle Recalls Wooden Arc Hammock Stands Due to Fall Hazard

Name of Product: Shorea Wooden Arc Hammock Stands

Units: 131

Distributor: Hayneedle Inc., of Omaha, Neb.

Hazard: The layers of wood in the stand can separate and fail, causing the stand to break and posing a fall hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm received 18 reports of incidents, including one injury that required medical attention.

Description: The recalled Shorea wood hammock stands are natural colored with an arc-shaped holder standing perpendicular to two base pieces. The stand is 14.5 feet long, 5 feet wide and 4.25 feet high. The stand is compatible with spreader bar hammocks, which are sold separately. The item/model number VFA042-1 is printed on the packaging.

Sold at: Hammocks.com during June and July 2012 for about $380.

Manufactured in: Vietnam

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the hammock stand and return it to Hayneedle. Hayneedle is offering consumers a full refund, including return shipping costs, or a substitute hammock stand at no additional charge. Hayneedle has directly contacted consumers who purchased the hammock stands.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Hayneedle Customer Care toll-free at (866) 508-1142 between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Saturday, or visit the firm’s website at www.hammocks.com to schedule a convenient pick up time for your hammock stand and arrange a full refund or exchange.

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