FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 20, 2003
The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Television Stands sold at Circuit City
Manufacturer: Planet 3, of Deerfield, Ill.
Hazard: The television stand can tip over when a television is placed on it, possibly causing injuries to nearby consumers or death to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: These are "Cherry Bentwood" model television stands. The three-tier stands are made from mahogany wood and have curved glass ends. They are 30 inches high and 45 inches wide, and sold for use with televisions up to 36 inches in diameter. Model number PTT 22018 is written on the packaging and instructions. There is no writing on the stands themselves.
Sold At: Circuit City stores nationwide from July 2003 through September 2003 for about $250.
Manufactured In: China.
Remedy: Consumers should remove televisions from these stands immediately and return the stands to Circuit City for a refund.
Consumer Contact: Contact Planet 3 toll-free at (888) 616-5700 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m CT Monday through Friday.
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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