Iron Lover’s Bench Sold Exclusively at Ross Stores Recalled Due to Fall Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Iron Lover’s benches

Units: About 185

Importer: Ross Stores Inc., Pleasanton, Calif.

Hazard: The bench can tip over when only one person is seated on it. This could pose a fall hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Ross has received two reports of the bench tipping over. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled metal two-seat bench is 51 inches long with SKU number 400051794482 printed on the price tag. The bench is a bronze color.

Sold exclusively at: Ross Stores nationwide between July 2010 and September 2010 for about $90.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these benches and return them to any Ross Store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Ross at (877) 455-7677 anytime. Consumers also can visit the Ross Stores’ website at www.rossstores.com

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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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