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Units: About 20,700.

Manufacturer: Rio Brands of Philadelphia, Pa.

Hazard: The chair arms can break, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

Incidents/injuries: Wal-Mart has received 26 incident reports involving broken plastic arms. In 17 of these incidents, consumers have reported injuries such as a fractured wrist, torn ligament, minor back injuries, bruises and abrasions.

Description: The recalled folding lawn chairs have green plastic arms with green steel folding frames or blue plastic arms with blue folding steel frames. They are constructed of matching vinyl webbing. The chairs measure 31-inches high and 22 1/2 -inches wide. The left hand arm of the chairs has the word RIO on it. Only the chairs with green or blue plastic arms are included in this recall.

Sold exclusively at: Wal-Mart stores nationwide from January 2004 through March 2004 for about $8.

Manufactured in: China.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the product and return the chairs to Wal-Mart for a refund.

Consumer contact: (800) 866-8520 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit or

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