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Rocking Chairs Recalled

June 15, 2000

WASHINGTON (AP) _ A Connecticut company recalled about 48,000 children’s rocking chairs sold in Target stores because the chair’s rear legs can separate from the base, causing it to collapse.

Jetmax International of Stamford, Conn., has received five reports of children falling after the chair collapse, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday. One 13-month-old girl suffered a cut requiring 18 stitches.

The wooden rocking chairs come in two styles: one for boys and one for girls. The boy’s rocker has a yellow frame, red rockers and a blue canvas seat. The girl’s rocker has a white frame, purple rockers and a pink canvas seat.

There is no writing on the chairs, but the packaging reads, ``restore & RESTYLE KIDS,″ ``Wooden Folding Chair,″ ``Ages 3 and Up,″ and ``Made in China.″ The chairs are designed for children between 30 and 100 pounds. They are 23 inches long, 13 inches wide and 16.5 inches high.

Jetmax imported the rocker exclusively for sale by Target stores, which sold the rocking chairs nationwide from November 1999 through March 2000 for about $20.

The safety commission advises consumers to immediately stop using these rockers, and contact Jetmax International to get a free repair kit. For more information and to get the repair kit, call Jetmax International at 1-800-880-0714 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday.

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission: http://www.cpsc.gov

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