|May 17, 2005
The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: American Impressions and New Country Rectangular Dining Tables
Units: About 7,000
Retailer: Ethan Allen of Danbury, Conn.
Hazard: These dining room tables can be missing sufficient stability blocks that could result in the table collapsing.
Incidents/Injuries: Ethan Allen is aware of 33 incidents of tables collapsing where a table may have been missing sufficient stability blocks. Ethan Allen is not aware of any injuries caused by a table which collapsed.
Description: Recalled tables can be identified by a visual inspection of the underside of the table, looking for the presence of eight wooden blocks. If the wooden blocks are present, no corrective action is needed (see photos below).
Sold at: Ethan Allen stores nationwide from August 2003 through January 2005 for between $1,069 and $1,199.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the dining table and inspect the underside of the table. Consumers who purchased a recalled table are asked to contact the Ethan Allen Recall Center. Ethan Allen will schedule a service appointment and take corrective action.
Consumer Contact: Ethan Allen is sending letters to all known customers of these dining tables. For more information, contact the Ethan Allen Recall Center at (888) 339-9398 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Consumers also can contact Ethan Allen on their Web site at www.ethanallen.com or email the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has 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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