|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 5, 2010
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 457-0099
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: Belle Vanity Benches
Units: About 1,900
Importer: LaMont Limited, of Burlington, Iowa
Distributor: Tuesday Morning Stores, of Dallas, Texas
Hazard: Legs on the Belle vanity bench can detach at the weld and allow the bench to collapse, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: LaMont has received two reports of a leg on the vanity bench detaching at the weld, causing the consumer to fall and sustain minor bruising.
Description: This recall involves Belle vanity benches with a scroll design and padded seat. The wrought iron vanity bench is about 21 3/4 inches from floor to top of rail. The padded seat has an 18 3/4 inch wide off-white damask cover.
Sold exclusively at: Tuesday Morning stores nationwide from May 2010 through June 2010 for about $70.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the Belle vanity benches and return the product to any Tuesday Morning store for a refund. Consumers can also mail the product directly to LaMont for a refund. Consumers returning the product to LaMont should include in the package, the bench, name, mailing address and phone number. The package should be sent to LaMont Limited, Customer Service, 1530 North Bluff Road, Burlington, Iowa 52601.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Tuesday Morning at (800) 457-0099 or LaMont at (800) 553-5261 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.shop.tuesdaymorning.com or www.lamontlimited.com
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