Sauder Woodworking Recalls TV Stands Due to Collapse Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 25, 2007
Release #07-251

Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 218-8312
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Sauder Woodworking Recalls TV Stands Due to Collapse 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: TV Stands

Units: About 414,000

Manufacturer: Sauder Woodworking Co., of Archbold, Ohio

Hazard: The TV stand can collapse if the fasteners used to connect the metal legs to the lower shelf are not completely tightened during assembly, posing a risk that the TV set can fall onto children or adults.

Incidents/Injuries: Sauder has received 43 reports of TV stands collapsing. Most of the reported incidents involved stands that had recently been assembled. Three injuries required medical treatment including a broken arm, a torn rotator cuff with a concussion, and an injured finger. These injuries occurred when consumers attempted to prevent a TV from falling off the stand. In addition, a 6-year-old child received a bruised shoulder when the stand collapsed and a TV fell on her.

Description: The recalled TV Stand measures 23 ¾ inches (h) x 38 ½ inches (w) x 19 ½ inches (d) with a brushed maple finish. The stand has criss-cross, black, wrought-iron legs, a pull-out drawer, and a lower shelf. Model number 400205 and UPC number 42666 01958 are located on the product's carton and instructions.

Sold at: Wal-Mart stores nationwide and online at Wal-Mart.com from January 2005 through May 2007 for about $90.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the TV stand immediately if it moves from side-to-side. Consumers should contact Sauder to receive detailed instructions on checking the tightness of the fasteners.

Consumer Contact: Contact Sauder toll-free at (866) 218-8312 between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, and between 9:00 a.m and 5:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.sauder.com

Picture of Recalled TV stand