|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 4, 2009
Release # 09-293
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 305-0510
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: Marble Top Plant Stands
Units: About 1,800
Importer: Ross Stores Inc., of Pleasanton, Calif.
Hazard: The marble top of the plant stand can detach from the base and fall onto consumers, posing a risk of injury.
Incidents/Injuries: Ross Stores has received two reported incidents in which the marble top fell off the plant stand's base and bruised consumers.
Description: The plant stands have gray marble tops and black wrought iron bases. They were sold in three sizes: small 24 inches tall, medium 28 inches tall, and large 32 inches tall.
Sold exclusively at: Ross Stores nationwide between March 2009 and June 2009 for between $15 and $27.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these plant stands and return them to any Ross Store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Ross Stores at (800) 305-0510 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.rossstores.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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