August 25, 2009
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: Your Zone Loft Collection Entertainment Stands
Units: About 195
Manufacturer: Ameriwood Industries, of Wright City, Mo.
Hazard: Warning labels sold with the entertainment stands indicate incorrect size and weight limits for televisions used with the stands. A television that is too heavy or wide for the entertainment stand can make the unit unstable, posing a tip-over hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves Your Zone Loft Collection entertainment stands. The stands are intended to be used as gaming centers. The recall includes Autumn Beech YZ084-104-13-19 stands with model number 1156020WY. Model information is printed on the instruction manual.
Sold exclusively at: Walmart stores nationwide from May 2009 through July 2009 for about $100.
Manufactured in: Canada
Remedy: Consumers should immediately check the size and weight of the television used with the entertainment stands. If the television exceeds 50 pounds or does not sit entirely on top of the stand, consumers should immediately remove it from the stand. CRT televisions larger than 20 inches and flat panel televisions larger than 27 inches should not be placed on the stands. Consumers should contact Ameriwood for a replacement warning label.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Ameriwood Industries toll-free at (877) 732-8252 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.ameriwood.com
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