WASHINGTON -- West Elm, a division of Williams-Sonoma Inc. of San Francisco, issued a voluntary recall of approximately 840 dining tables due to 14 reports of wooden bases collapsing.

The recall of the Dover dining tables was jointly announced by West Elm, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada. Only about 10 of the tables were subject to the Health Canada recall.

West Elm imported the recalled dining tables from China. They feature a tempered glass top supported by a brown four-legged wooden base. The 14 consumer complaints included one reported incident of a table collapsing and bruising a consumer's leg.


The recalled table sold at West Elm retail and online stores nationwide from July 2011 through October 2011 for about $500.


Consumers are encouraged to contact West Elm for a full store credit. The company will schedule a free return pickup of the table.


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