300,000 SauderTV/VCR carts recalled over tipping hazard


Tuesday, September 28th 2004, 10:49 am
By: News On 6


WASHINGTON (AP) _ Sauder Woodworking Co. is recalling 300,000 TV/VCR carts because they can tip over, posing the risk of injury if the television on the top shelf falls on a child, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

The Archbold, Ohio company has received one report of the cart tipping, but no reports of injuries.

The U.S.-made carts are white, light brown or light-reddish brown and about 29 inches wide, 17 inches deep and 25 inches high. They include a top shelf for a 20-inch or smaller TV, a middle shelf for a VCR and a lower storage area.

The recalled carts include models 3355, 6355, 7755, 9855 and 9755. The numbers are located on the instruction book accompanying the cart.

Models 3355, 6355 and 7755 were sold at department, discount and home electronic stores nationwide from October 1991 through May 1999 for $80-$100. The 9855 and 9755 models were sold only at Target stores.

Consumers should stop using the cart and remove the four casters from the bottom to meet the latest tip-stability industry standards. Costumers can call Sauder at 888-800-6315 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday to receive a free retrofit kit and information on safe use. Once updated, the cart will hold TVs weighing 50 pounds or less, including most 20-inch or smaller TVs.