|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 21, 2009
Release # 09-228
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (877) 455-7677
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Ross Stores Recalls Benches 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: 39” St. Anne Acacia Benches
Units: About 225
Importer: Ross Stores Inc., of Pleasanton, Calif.
Hazard: The bench frame can collapse when weight is placed on it, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Ross Stores has received two reports of incidents but no reports of injuries.
Description: The benches are made of acacia wood with SKU 400037765413 and manufacturer style number GB1F printed on a hangtag attached to the bench. The acacia wood benches measure 39” wide, 20” deep and 36” high.
Sold at: Ross Stores nationwide in March 2009 for about $90.
Manufactured in: Vietnam
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these benches immediately and return them to any Ross Store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information contact Ross at (877) 455-7677 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.rossstores.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
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