CPSC, Bush Industries Inc. Announce Recall of Television Carts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 14, 1999
Release # 99-140

Company Phone Number: (800) 950-4782
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Ken Giles, (301) 504-7052
Bush Contact: Jamie Walsh, (603) 775-0169

 

CPSC, Bush Industries Inc. Announce Recall of Television Carts

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Bush Industries Inc., of Jamestown, N.Y., is recalling about 100,000 television carts for repair. The cart can tip over. If the cart tips and the television falls, children and adults can be injured.

Bush Industries has received two reports of these carts tipping over and the television falling, resulting in one minor injury.

The television carts being recalled are laminated wood in colors of black (model 5414) or brown (model 5014). There is no identifying information on the cart, but the Bush name and the model number are on the instruction booklet that came with the cart. The carts measure 28 inches wide, 26.25 inches high with wheels and 15.5 inches deep. The carts are made to hold a 27-inch television and a VCR, and have a bottom cabinet with hinged double doors.

Discount, home and furniture stores nationwide sold these television carts from June 1992 through August 1998 for about $60 to $100. The carts were sold ready-to-assemble.

Consumers should remove their televisions and VCRs from the carts immediately and call Bush Industries at (800) 950-4782 between 9 a.m. and 11 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday, or access their web site at www.bushfurniture.com. Consumers also can write to the Consumer Service Dept., Bush Industries Inc., One Mason Drive, P.O. Box 460, Jamestown, NY 14702-0406. Bush Industries will help consumers identify if their cart is part of this recall and send them a free repair kit. The repair kit will help prevent the cart from tipping over.

Picture of Television Cart

 

 Conumers can also view a video clip about this recall (transcript). This is in "streaming video" format.