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CPSC, Crate & Barrel Announce Recall to Repair Media Carts

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Recall Date:
August 07, 2002

Recall Details


Media Cart Recall Hotline: (877) 477-0653 

August 7, 2002


Release # 02-221

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, (CPSC), Crate & Barrel, of Northbrook, Ill., is voluntarily recalling about 5,000 media carts. The media cart has metal and plastic casters that can break, causing a television or other objects on the cart to fall and injure consumers nearby.

Crate & Barrel has received seven reports of casters breaking, all of which involved property damage. No injuries have been reported.

The recalled media carts have the model name "Elements Media Carts." They have an ash wood veneer with a dark brown stain and measure 31.75" x 19" x 23.5". The media carts contain a VCR shelf and a second compartment shelf for CD's. These media carts were manufactured in Denmark.

Crate & Barrel retail stores, catalogues and website sold the carts nationwide from January 2001 through March 2002 for about $180.

Consumers should stop using the recalled media carts immediately and call Crate & Barrel toll-free (877) 477-0653 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or contact the store from which the cart was purchased, to receive new casters, free of charge.

Media carts that have the word "KAMA" printed on the rubber of the wheel are not included in this recall.

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