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CB2 Recalls Trace Bookcases Due to Risk of Collapse; Injury Hazard to Consumers

  • Recalled Trace Brass Bookcase (SKU 338-925)
  • Recalled Trace Black Bookcase (SKU 603-232)
Name of Product:
Trace bookcases

The bookcase frame can collapse when fully loaded, posing an injury hazard.

Recall Date:
October 21, 2020

About 400 (in addition seven units were sold in Canada)

Consumer Contact

CB2 at 800-451-8217 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Saturday and Sunday or online at and click on “Recalls” located at the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details


This recall involves the Trace Brass Bookcase (SKU: 338-925) and the Trace Black Bookcase (SKU: 603-232).  The bookcases measure 62 inches tall by 34 inches wide.  They have a brushed oak veneer or black frame with two wire mesh doors and four shelves.  Trace, CB2 and the SKU number are printed on a label on the back of the bookcase. 


Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bookcases and contact CB2 for instructions on how to receive a free replacement bookcase or a full refund.


CB2 has received 11 reports of the bookcase collapsing when loaded.  No injuries have been reported.

Sold At

CB2 stores nationwide and online at from June 2019 through July 2020 (Trace Brass bookcase) and during July 2020 (Trace Black bookcase) for about $1,400.  

Manufactured In:

CB2, of Northbrook, IL

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This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

About the U.S. CPSC
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years. Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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