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Big Lots Recalls Ottomans Due to Fall Hazard

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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1973 and charged with protecting the American public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call the CPSC hotline at 1-800-638-2772, or visit http//:www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. Further recall information is available at http://www.cpsc.gov.

Recall Summary
Name of Product: Wilson and Fisher brand Cayman Resin Wicker Ottoman
Hazard: The center of the ottoman can collapse during normal use, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
Remedy:  Refund
Consumer Contact:  Big Lots toll-free at (866) 244-5687 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.biglots.com and click on "Recalls" at the bottom for more information.

Photos are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Big-Lots-Recalls-Ottomans/

Recall Details
Units: About 14,000
Description: The Wilson and Fisher brand ottomans are dark brown resin wicker with cream colored cushions. They are part of a six-piece Cayman Resin Wicker seating set consisting of two ottomans, two chairs, a sofa and a table.  The recalled sets will have item number DA13-015-6S-2CO and SKU 810140754, which can be found in the instructions that accompany the sets.
Incidents/Injuries: Big Lots has received 19 reports of consumers falling through the centers of ottomans.  Six reported minor injuries such as back strain, scratches, bruises or contusions. 
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ottomans and return them to any Big Lots store for a $50 refund each.  Customers will be allowed to keep the remaining pieces in the sets.
Sold exclusively at: Big Lots stores nationwide from February 2014 through March 2014 for about $320 per set.

Importer: Big Lots, of Columbus, Ohio

Manufactured in: China.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.  Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @USCPSC or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.

CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
Contact us at this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall:
800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054)
Times: 8 a.m.5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime
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Spanish: (301) 504-7800
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Recall Number: 14-206

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