|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 29, 2011
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (855) 369-4335
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983
West Elm Recalls Dover Dining Table Due to Injury Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, 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: Dover Dining Table
Units: About 830 in the United States and about 10 in Canada
Importer: West Elm, a division of Williams-Sonoma, Inc., of San Francisco
Hazard: The wooden base of the table can collapse, causing the glass table top to fall. This poses an injury hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm is aware of 14 reports of tables collapsing or breaking, including one report of a bruise to a consumer’s leg.
Description: The Dover dining table is a tempered glass-top table with a brown wooden base. The base has four legs, four buttress support bars and three glasstop support bars. “West Elm” and “SKU: 2188233” are printed on a white label on the underside of the long, center beam.
Sold by: West Elm retail and online stores nationwide from July 2011 through October 2011 for about $500.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should contact West Elm for a full store credit. West Elm will schedule a free return pickup of the table.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact West Elm toll-free at (855) 369-4335 between 7 a.m. and midnight ET seven days a week or visit the firm’s website at www.westelm.com
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1484
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