|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 12, 2001
Release # 01-230
|Firm Hotline: (877) 677-6777
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact:Ken Giles, (301) 504-7052
Mill's Pride Contact: Samuel P. Cypert, (313) 792-6646
CPSC, Mill's Pride Announce Recall of Assembled Utility Wall Cabinet
WASHINGTON, D.C.- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Mill's Pride, of Waverly, Ohio, is voluntarily recalling about 187,000 "Premier" and "Four Seasons" brand assembled utility wall cabinets. The cabinets can detach from the wall and fall, possibly injuring consumers.
Mill's Pride has received 18 reports of cabinets falling from the wall, including four reports of consumers receiving minor injuries such as cuts, scrapes and bruises.
The utility cabinets are sold fully assembled and consumer- installed. The cabinets are white and measure 54-inches wide by 24- inches high. Each cabinet has three doors, two adjustable shelves and one divider panel. The cabinets are made of particle board with a white vinyl laminate. There are no identifying labels on the product; however, these were the only assembled white 54-inch utility cabinets sold at Home Depot stores from July 2000 through May 2001.
Home Depot stores nationwide exclusively sold the cabinets for about $90.
Consumers should carefully remove the cabinet's contents and contact Mill's Pride at (877) 677-6777 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday to receive a free repair kit.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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