|June 14, 2004
CPSC, Allen Organ Company Announce Recall of Wooden Organ Bench
The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Wooden organ bench
Manufacturer/Importer: Allen Organ Company of Macungie, Penn.
Hazard: The wooden bench may collapse because not enough glue was used during assembly.
Incidents/Injuries: Four incidents have been reported involving loose joints for the legs of the organ bench. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled wooden organ bench is sold primarily to churches and theaters as part of a package that also includes an organ, console, pedal board, and speaker cabinets. A very small number of the wooden organ benches were sold separately. The wooden organ bench measures 26 inches high, 12 inches wide, and 48 inches long. The benches are made of oak, red oak, and walnut colored wood.
Sold by: Music retailers nationwide from April 1999 through November 1999 and from December 2002 through January 2004.
Manufactured In: USA
Remedy: Stop using the recalled benches immediately and contact your local Allen Organ dealer or call the Allen Organ Company Service Department for information on how to schedule an appointment to have your wooden organ bench repaired.
Consumer Contact: Call your dealer/retailer to schedule an appointment to repair your wooden organ bench or call the Allen Organ Company Service Department toll-free at (610) 966-2203 between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Allen Organ Company can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to 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 30 years.
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