April 26, 2006
The following product safety recall was conducted 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: Apollo® Steel Wide-Body Cart
Units: About 960
Distributor: Apollo® Presentation Products, of Lincolnshire, Ill.
Hazard: These audio-visual carts were sold without a safety belt which helps prevent heavy equipment from becoming unstable and falling from the cart's upper shelf. Equipment falling on nearby consumers can cause serious injuries and death.
Incidents/Injuries: Apollo is not aware of any incidents involving this audio visual cart.
Description: Apollo® Item #VWBUL44 (Office Depot Model #177-446) is steel, has a pyramid design, has three shelves, stands 44 inches high and comes with a three-outlet electrical assembly, including a cord-winding bracket. The affected Model VWBUL44 Carts have a model number tag on the underside of the top shelf that reads: "SC: 18" and a date code "REF" date code of 07/26/05 or later.
Sold by: Office Depot catalog and Web site, from September 2005 through February 6, 2006 for between $200 and $240.
Manufactured In: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these carts immediately. Do not return carts to Office Depot stores. Owners are being sent a free kit, including a safety belt and hardware needed for assembly.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Apollo at (800) 777-3750 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or go to their Web site at www.apolloavproducts.com
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.
For lifesaving information:
Please use the below phone number for all media requests.
Phone: (301) 504-7908
Spanish: (301) 504-7800