CPSC, Sauder Woodworking Co. Announce Recall of Television Carts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 24, 1999
Release # 99-114

Company Phone Number: (888) 800-4590
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Ken Giles, (301) 504-7052
Sauder Contacts: Loren Roth and Susan Dountas, (419) 446-2711

 

CPSC, Sauder Woodworking Co. Announce Recall of Television Carts

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Sauder Woodworking Co., of Archbold, Ohio, is recalling about 2 million television carts. The carts can tip over and injure children and adults when the cart and the television fall. Sauder has received 13 reports of these carts tipping over and the television falling. Two injuries have been reported. A 3-year-old girl suffered a skull fracture, and an adult woman suffered a bump to the head and a cut finger.

The television carts being recalled are brown oak (model 5155), black oak (model 5055) or white oak (model 5251). The model number is not on the cart, but it is on the instruction booklet that came with the cart. Most of the carts have the name "Sauder" on the casters or on a metal plate on the inside of the cart's door. The carts measure 29.5 inches wide, 25 inches high with casters and 15.5 inches deep. The carts can hold a television and a VCR. The shelf holding the television swivels, and there is a bottom shelf with hinged double doors.

Discount stores, home centers and furniture stores nationwide sold these television carts from March 1989 through September 1998 for about $35 to $49. The carts were sold ready-to-assemble.

Consumers should remove their televisions and VCR's from the carts immediately and call Sauder toll-free at (888) 800-4590 between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday or access their web site at www.sauder.com. Sauder will help consumers identify if their cart is part of this recall, and send them a free repair kit. The repair kit will help prevent the cart from tipping over. 


TV sitting on TV cart