Lounge Chairs from TJX Companies May Collapse Unexpectedly

The company has received 15 reports of injuries from collapsing chairs

Lounge Chairs from TJX Companies May Collapse Unexpectedly
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May 25, 2016

The TJX Companies has announced a recall for foldable weatherproof lounge chairs. The recalled chairs can collapse unexpectedly, posing a fall and injury hazard to consumers. About 5,200 chairs are included in the recall.

TJX has received 15 reports of injuries from collapsing chairs. Complaints included back and tailbone injuries, one report of a fractured finger, three reports of finger lacerations that required stitches, and reports of cut, bruised, or swollen fingers.

The chairs are made of an acacia wood frame and striped fabric in two styles: a natural oiled wood frame with red and white stripe fabric and a white gloss frame with blue and white stripe fabric. The chairs measure about 30 inches high by 42 inches long when unfolded. The style number is printed on the hang tag attached to the chair. Made in Vietnam is printed on a label on the bottom of the chair frames. For style numbers, see the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) release.

Consumers could purchase these items at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls stores nationwide during March 2016 for about $40.

Owners should immediately stop using the recalled foldable chairs and return them to any T.J. Maxx or Marshalls store for a full refund.

Customers with questions about this recall can contact the T.J. Maxx at (800) 926-6299 and Marshalls at (888) 627-7425.