Ross Stores Recalls Plant Stands; Marble Top Can Detach and Fall on Consumers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 4, 2009
Release # 09-293

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 305-0510
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Ross Stores Recalls Plant Stands; Marble Top Can Detach and Fall on Consumers

 

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: Marble Top Plant Stands

Units: About 1,800

Importer: Ross Stores Inc., of Pleasanton, Calif.

Hazard: The marble top of the plant stand can detach from the base and fall onto consumers, posing a risk of injury.

Incidents/Injuries: Ross Stores has received two reported incidents in which the marble top fell off the plant stand’s base and bruised consumers.

Description: The plant stands have gray marble tops and black wrought iron bases. They were sold in three sizes: small 24 inches tall, medium 28 inches tall, and large 32 inches tall.

Sold exclusively at: Ross Stores nationwide between March 2009 and June 2009 for between $15 and $27.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these plant stands and return them to any Ross Store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Ross Stores at (800) 305-0510 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.rossstores.com