The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is announcing the recall of more than 16,000 patio bistro sets, sold at Lowe's stores nationwide.
CPSC says when the chair support bar is not fully engaged, the chair poses a fall hazard when you sit down. The manufacturer of the set, Midas Lin Company, has received thirteen reports of consumers who fell from partially opened chairs, resulting in reports of back injuries, contusions and scrapes.
This recall involves folding chairs sold with three-piece patio bistro sets. Each set contains two folding chairs and a folding table. The chairs have a black steel frame and dark stained wooden seats and backs. Model #S658-01, item # 0355053 and "Garden Treasures" is printed on the cover of the instruction manual sold with the patio bistro sets.
The patio sets were sold between August 2011 through February 2012 for about $98 for the set.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chairs and contact Midas Lin for a new set of warning labels and supplemental instructions for the chairs. Do not return the product to the store. You contact Midas Lin toll-free at (877) 556-0886 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit their website at www.cobernbistroset.com.