|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 24, 2004
Release # 04-222
|Firm's Hotline: (888) 966-4532
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. 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: BERTBY Glass-Door Wall Cabinets
Units: About 25,000
Manufacturer: IKEA Home Furnishings, of Plymouth Meeting, Pa.
Hazard: Some of these glass-door wall cabinets have the wrong sized screws for the safety bracket, which can result in the cabinet not being properly secured to the wall. The cabinets can fall and injure nearby consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: IKEA has received two reports of cabinets falling. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The glass-door wall cabinets have "BERTBY," the product article number (380.472.10) and supplier number (14709) written on a label on the underside of the bottom panel or on the top side of the top panel. The cabinets are about 67-inches high.
Sold at: IKEA stores nationwide from January 2002 through September 9, 2004 for about $100.
Manufactured in: Italy
Remedy: IKEA is offering a free repair kit. Consumers should contact IKEA to determine if their wall cabinet needs this repair.
Consumer Contact: Contact IKEA at (888) 966-4532 anytime or visit the company's Web site at www.ikea-usa.com. Consumers also can visit their local IKEA store to pick up the replacement screws and repair instructions.
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.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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