A series of chairs is being recalled, not because of a fall hazard as is often the case with such items, but because of their potential to suffer from a mold contamination.
The Atlanta, Georgia-based Rec-Out LLC announced the recall, which affects Columbus folding camping chairs of the Basin model and with a style number of CC3009-N. The blue seats were only sold at Big 5 Sporting Goods stores between April and October of this year, and they cost around $15 at that time. A total of 227 chairs might be impacted by the recall.
These items could carry numerous molds that might pose a threat to an individual’s health under the right circumstances. Particularly at risk would be those whose immune systems have been compromised or who have suffered from serious health issues in the recent past. Such persons might be susceptible to an infection of the respiratory system or some other type of infection. The good news is that no one has reported experiencing any type of illness in conjunction with these chairs, which were produced in China.
These chairs should not be used, and because of the potential mold contamination, they should be brought back to Big 5 as soon as possible. A refund will be issued.
It’s disappointing to see such a defect affect these items, and one would hope that customers will do what they can to protect themselves from an infection.