Collections Etc. Inc., in conjunction with the CPSC, is recalling about 9,000 double hammocks due to a fall hazard.
The wooden rods at the head and foot of the hammock used to extend the fabric can break, causing the hammock to collapse and the user to fall to the ground.
The recall includes hammocks that are solid green with white ropes. The fabric of the hammock measures 73 in. by 46 in. and can hold up to 350 pounds.
So far the company has received five reports of the wooden rods breaking and four reports of injury from customers. The injuries include minor cuts, sore necks and back pain. The product was available online and in catalogs across the country from May 2007 to August 2007. The product was manufactured in Taiwan.
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