|December 11, 2007
The following product safety recall was voluntarily 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: TV Stands
Units: About 30
Manufacturer: Sauder Woodworking Co., of Archbold, Ohio
Hazard: The plastic feet of the TV stand can crack or break. The stability of the stand can be reduced, increasing the risk of a TV tipping-over.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled TV Stand measures 23 inches (h) x 43 1/4 inches (w) x 17 1/2 inches (d) with a brushed maple finish. The stand has black, wrought-iron legs and a lower shelf with a pull-out drawer. The model number (402806) and UPC (0004266643392) are located on the product's carton and instructions. The top shelf does not have a raised front edge.
Sold at: A limited number of Wal-Mart stores during August 2007 for about $90.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should contact Sauder to receive free replacement feet. Until the feet are replaced, consumers should be sure the TV is placed at least 1/2 inch back from the front edge of the TV shelf.
Consumer Contact: For further information, contact Sauder at (800) 523-3987 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.sauder.com
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