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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Far East Brokers and Consultants Recalls Log Swings.

June 3, 2008
Release #08-295

Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 695-8354
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Log Swings Recalled by Far East Brokers and Consultants 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: Log Swings

Units: About 750

Importer/Distributor: Far East Brokers and Consultants Inc., of Jacksonville, Fla.

Hazard: A missing nail connecting the back of the log chair to the seat can cause the back to separate from the seat while in use, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received six reports of the chair separating, including three reports of minor injuries.

Description: The recall involves a wooden log swing that seats two people. The log swing hangs from a log frame. The swing measures 71 inches high by 62 inches wide.

Sold at: Grand Union Family Markets, Ingle’s Markets, VG’s Food Center, Plumb’s Valu-Rite Foods, and Central Shoprite stores nationwide from February 2008 through May 2008 for about $150.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled log swing, disassemble it, and return it to the store where purchased for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Far East Brokers and Consultants toll-free at (877) 695-8354 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit firm’s Web site at