not suprised 9 in 2500 since most were most likley sold to less than serious users (once / twice a summer) Im not worried.... Ill bet we will never hear about when the fabric tears after the thing stays out in the sun & wether for a year.
Arye P. Rubenstein
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From: "Harold Steele, Jr" <hsteele7@...
Sent: Tue, January 12, 2010 2:25:43 PM
Subject: Re: [Hammock Camping] Recall
Let's see 2500 sold 9 incidents of hooks failing. Not much to be
concerned over. Especially since no serious injuries.
If you own one get your own hooks and after replacing them use the
No big deal.
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On Jan 12, 2010, at 14:16, Ralph Oborn <Ralph.oborn@ gmail.com> wrote:
> http://www.cpsc. gov/cpscpub/ prerel/prhtml09/ 09347.html
> NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
> Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
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> FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
> September 23, 2009
> Release # 09-347 *Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 365-2965*
> CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
> CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Grand Trunk Recalls Parachute
> Due to Fall Hazard
> WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
> cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary
> recall of
> the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled
> products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
> *Name of Product: *Single and Double “Parachute” Hammocks
> *Units: *About 2,500
> *Manufacturer: *Travel Hammock Inc., dba Grand Trunk, of Skokie, Ill.
> *Hazard: *The hammock’s supporting hooks can fail, causing occupants
> to fall
> and suffer injuries.
> *Incidents/Injuries : *The firm has received nine incidents of hooks
> resulting in bumps, bruises and/or scrapes.
> *Description: *The recalled hammocks were sold in single and double
> and packaged in a nylon sack. The Grand Trunk logo is printed on the
> The following models and colors are included in the recall: SH-01
> Olive/Khaki) , SH-02 (Single Blue/Navy Blue), SH-06 (Single Royal/
> DH-01 (Double Olive/Khaki) , DH-02 (Double Lt. Blue/Yellow) , DH-03
> Navy/Silver) , DH-04 (Double Navy/Red). The model number can be
> located on
> the product’s hang tag.
> *Sold at: *Specialty outdoor retailers nationwide from July 2008
> June 2009 for between $50 and $60.
> *Manufactured in: *Indonesia
> *Remedy: *Consumer should stop using the recalled hammocks
> immediately and
> contact the firm for a free repair kit.
> *Consumer Contact: *For additional information, contact Grand Trunk
> toll-free at (877) 365-2965 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday
> Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.grandtrunkgoods .com
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