News sources reported that, in the wake of reports that the foot brackets on Standard and Economy Hammock Stands used to support the hammock could potentially crack and result in the collapse of the stand that poses a potential fall hazard to consumers, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with the manufacturer Twin Oaks, has issued a recall of the Standard and Economy Hammock Stands. The recall is effective immediately and applies to roughly 2,300 hammock stands that were manufactured from December 2007 through June 2011. Overall, Twin Oaks has received a total of 43 reports of cracked foot brackets, however no injuries were reported in association with those incidents. The company is urging consumers to stop using the recalled stands immediately and to return the foot brackets to the company for a free replacement.
As a York personal injury lawyer, I’ve seen this kind of safety recall many times in the past and am fully aware of the dangers that poorly designed and defective products can pose to consumers. Manufacturers have many safety measures in place to ensure the quality of their products, however, even under the highest level of scrutiny, mistakes can be made. If you’ve suffered an injury through the normal use of a poorly designed or defective product, consult a personal injury lawyer in your area to discuss your rights as a consumer and the possible legal options that may be available to you.Tweet