Patio furniture set recalled

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More than a dozen people have reported injuries that happened when they used patio bistro sets sold at Lowe’s stores nationwide.

As a result, about 16,400 of the sets are being voluntarily recalled. 

The Consumer Product Safety commission issued the recall August 2, 2012.

“When the chair support bar is not fully engaged, the chair poses a fall hazard to a consumer who sits in the partially-engaged chair,” the recall notice said.

People have reported back injuries, scrapes and bruises as a result of falls from the chairs.

The chairs have a black steel frame and dark-stained wood seats and backs.  They are made by Midas Lin Company Ltd. of China, imported by LG Sourcing and sold, as part of a set that includes two chairs and a table, at Lowe’s stores.  The sets were sold between August 2011 and February 2012 for about $98.

“Garden Treasures” is printed on the cover of the instruction manual included with the bistro sets.  The model number #S658-01 and item number 035505 are also printed on the manual.

“Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chairs and contact Midas Lin for a new set of warning labels and supplemental instructions for the chairs.  Do not return the product to the store,” the recall notice said.

Contact Midas Lin toll-free at (877) 556-0886 or online at