|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 12, 2006
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 245-4595
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Pier 1 Imports (U.S.) Inc., of Fort Worth, Texas, is voluntarily recalling about 4,300 Ming TV Stands. If a consumer leans on the stand's drawer when open, the unit can tilt forward and cause a television on top to slide off, posing a risk of injury or death.
Pier 1 has not received any reports of injuries in the United States. Though, Pier 1 has received a report of a death of a young child in Canada which occurred when a television fell off the TV stand.
The Ming TV Stand, SKU 2065368, is a brown wooden cabinet that sits directly on the floor and measures 35 1/2-inches wide, 17 3/4-inches deep and 23 1/2-inches high. The TV stand contains an open storage space between its top shelve and its single bottom drawer.
The stands were sold at Pier 1 stores nationwide and on-line through Pier 1's Web site from August 2005 through February 2006 for about $250.
Customers should immediately remove televisions or other heavy items from these TV stands. The stands should be returned to a Pier 1 Imports store for a refund or merchandise credit.
For additional information, contact Pier 1's Customer Service at (800) 245-4595, prompt 6, between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. CT Monday through Saturday, and between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Sunday. For more information, log on to Pier 1's Web site at www.pier1.com
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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