Product Recall: Sauder Woodworking TV Stands Can Collapse
Sauder is recalling about 414,000 Model 400205 Universal TV Stands as they have been reported to collapse after assembly.
Here is the latest information from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission news release:
Hazard: The TV stand can collapse if the fasteners used to connect the metal legs to the lower shelf are not completely tightened during assembly, posing a risk that the TV set can fall onto children or adults.
Incidents/Injuries: Sauder has received 43 reports of TV stands collapsing. Most of the reported incidents involved stands that had recently been assembled. Three injuries required medical treatment including a broken arm, a torn rotator cuff with a concussion, and an injured finger. These injuries occurred when consumers attempted to prevent a TV from falling off the stand. In addition, a 6-year-old child received a bruised shoulder when the stand collapsed and a TV fell on her.
Description: The recalled TV Stand measures 23 Â¾ inches (h) x 38 Â½ inches (w) x 19 Â½ inches (d) with a brushed maple finish. The stand has criss-cross, black, wrought-iron legs, a pull-out drawer, and a lower shelf. Model number 400205 and UPC number 42666 01958 are located on the productâ€™s carton and instructions.
Consumers are advised to stop using the TV Stand described above immediately – if it’s wobbly – and contact Sauder for instructions on how to check and tighten the fasteners.
You can phone Sauder at 1 (866) 218-8312 between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. ET Monday to Friday, and between 9 a.m and 5 p.m. ET on Saturday.
Additional info is available from the Product Safety Notice on the Sauder website.
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