Entertainment Centers Recalled by American Signature Due to Fall Hazard
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted 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: Entertainment Centers
Units: About 24,000
Importer: American Signature Inc., of Columbus, Ohio
Hazard: The recalled entertainment centers' shelves can detach and fall onto consumers when the entertainment centers are moved.
Incidents/Injuries: American Signature Inc. has received four reports of the shelf above the television collapsing, causing two injuries. Injuries include a child who was struck on her fingers and an adult who required stitches to his mouth. There were also two reports of minor property damage.
Description: The recalled entertainment centers with model names "Arts and Crafts", "Vineyard Manor", "Lake Cottage", "Studio One", "West Indies" and "Plantation Cove" were sold in various colors including dark brown, natural, black and white with fixed or adjustable shelves.
Sold at: Value City Furniture, Rooms Today and American Signature Furniture stores from October 2002 through December 2009 for about $1,650. The individual shelf was also sold separately for about $70.
Manufactured in: China, Malaysia and Thailand
Remedy: American Signature Inc. is sending free repair kits to consumers who purchased the recalled entertainment centers. Consumers should not move the entertainment centers until they install the free repair kit. If the entertainment center must be moved, remove the center shelf above the television first. Consumers should contact the store where they purchased the entertainment center if they do not receive the repair kit.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact the store where the entertainment center was purchased. Consumers can find the location of American Signature Furniture stores at (866) 274-6631 or Value City Furniture stores at (866) 823-7867, contact American Signature toll-free at (877) 793-3423 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firms' websites at www.vcf.com or www.asfurniture.com
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 it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
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