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LANE / VIRGINIA MAID CEDAR CHESTS

Last revised August 10, 2006
Release #00-084
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 327-6944
CPSC Recall Hotline: Jane Francis (301) 504-0800 Ext. 1187


Recalled Sleigh Bed

Units: 12 Million Chests

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), The Lane Co., of altavista, Va., is calling for a renewed search for "Lane" and "Virginia Maid" cedar chests to replace their locks. In 1996, following reports of six children suffocating inside the chests, Lane recalled 12 million chests with lids that automatically latch shut when closed. CPSC and Lane have since become aware of another suffocation death and two near fatalities to children who became trapped in the chests when the lids closed and automatically latched shut.

All "Lane" and "Virginia Maid" brand cedar chests manufactured between 1912 and 1987 must have their locks replaced. The chests are often handed down through families, and it is likely that many are purchased second-hand at auctions and rummage/garage sales.

Lane is providing new locks that will not automatically latch when shut, free of charge. These new locks will prevent entrapments and are easily installed by consumers.

To prevent another tragedy, CPSC (Jane Francis (301) 504-0800 Ext. 1187) and Lane are urging consumers to check their "Lane" and "Virginia Maid" brand cedar chests. The brand name "Lane" or "Virginia Maid" is located inside the cedar chest. If the lid latches shut without depressing a button on the outside of the chest, the lock must be replaced. Contact the Lane Recall Hotline: (800) 327-6944 anytime to order the FREE replacement lock, or order through Lane's web site at: http://www.lanefurniture.com/CustomerService/Lock-Replacement.aspx Consumers should have the chest's serial and style numbers, which are branded on the outside bottom or outside back of the chest, when contacting Lane.

If you would prefer not to install the lock yourself, The Master's Touch will install it FREE of charge if you bring your cedar chest and the new lock to our shop. Just make sure you call for an appointment first. We will replace the lock while you wait. It only takes about 15 minuets.

HOBBY LOBBY STORES RECALL ACCENT CHAIRS

Recall Date: December 12, 2013
Recall Number: 14-057

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recalled Accent Chair
Hazard: The front legs on the chair can loosen and detach, posing a fall hazard and risk of injury to the consumer.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact: Hobby Lobby Stores at (800) 326-7931 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.hobbylobby.com, and click on the “Recall” tab at the bottom of the page for additional information. Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Hobby-Lobby-Stores-Recalls-Accent-Chairs/

Units: About 1,400

Description: This recall involves black wooden accent chairs with a shaped wood top rail and center back splat. The chairs have a black and white chevron print seat cushion. Item number 5218300 and PO number 9099294 are printed on the chair’s hang tag and a tag affixed to the underside of the chair.

Incidents/Injuries: Hobby Lobby has received one report of the chair collapsing.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chair and return it to the nearest Hobby Lobby store. Consumers with a purchase receipt will receive a full refund and consumers without a receipt will receive a store credit.

Sold exclusively at: Hobby Lobby Stores nationwide from March 2013 to August 2013 for about $180.

Importer: Hobby Lobby Stores Inc., of Oklahoma City, Okla.

Manufactured in: China

CPSC, LANE ANNOUNCE RECALL OF HIGH LEG RECLINER CHAIRS

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm listed below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. To access color photos of recalled products, go to the Commission's Web site at www.cpsc.gov.

Name of product: High Leg Recliners    Units: About 620,000

Manufacturer: Lane Furniture Industries, Inc., of Tupelo, MS

Hazard: A mechanism in the footrest can create a pinch point that can cause injury if consumers open or recline the chair by reaching underneath the footrest.

Incidents/Injuries: Lane has received 18 reports of incidents involving the subject chairs, including lacerations, cut fingernails and three reports of broken bones.

Description: The recall includes three-position, high leg recliner chairs that have a five-digit style number beginning with 026 or 027 and a shipping date prior to May 2002. The style number and shipping date can be found on a small label located either underneath the footrest or under the chair itself. High leg recliner chairs measure 7 inches to 9 inches from the floor.

Sold at: Furniture stores nationwide sold these recliners from December 1989 through April 2002 for between $500 and $1,200.

Manufactured in: USA

Remedy: Contact Lane Furniture Industries to receive a repair kit.

Consumer Contact: Lane Furniture Industries at 1-800-327-6944 or 662-841-2321 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.

FORMBY'S PRODUCTS

Sherwin-Williams Co. and Brockway Standard Inc. are recalling 3,000 cans of Formby's Conditioning Furniture Refinisher. The vapors can seep from the can posing a risk of fire and chemical injuries. One injury was reported after a can ignited at a retailer's distribution center.

The product is used to refinish wood furniture and sold both individually and as part of Formby's Introduction to Refinishing Kit. The 32-ounce metal can reads "Formby's Furniture Workshop" and "Furniture Refinisher" in white lettering on a burgundy-and-green background. The product carries a code on the bottom written in black ink with one of the following lot number sequences: A961600, A961610, A961620, A961630, A967270 and A969330.

Cans with blue ink codes are not subject to this recall. Discount department, hardware and hobby stores nationwide sold the refinisher from October 1999 through January 2000. The individual cans sold for about $13, and the kits for about $16 each.

Consumers are advised to stop using the product immediately, place it in a well-ventilated area and call 1-800-523-9299 for instructions on how to return the refinisher for replacement or a refund.

IS YOUR USED BABY CRIB SAFE?

Baby Crib
Before you put your baby to sleep in a used crib
Check to be sure it's safe!

A safe crib has:
  • A firm, tight-fitting mattress.
  • No loose, missing, or broken hardware or slats.
  • No more than 2 3/8 inches between the slats (about the width of a soda can).
  • No corner posts over 1/16 inch high.
  • No cutout designs in the headboard or footboard.
If your used crib isn't safe, don't use it.

DESTROY IT.
IT COULD SAVE YOUR BABY'S LIFE!

For more information, contact:
U.S. CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20207

TOLL-FREE HOTLINE
1-800-638-2772


Bayside Furnishings Youth Bed Toy Chests


Recalled Sleigh Bed

Name of Product: LaJolla Boat Bed and Pirates of the Caribbean Twin Trundle Beds

Units: About 9,350

Importer: Bayside Furnishings (a division of Whalen™), of San Diego, Calif.

Hazard: The lid supports on the toy chests fail to prevent the lid from closing too quickly, posing an entrapment and strangulation hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC received one report of a death involving a 22-month-old boy of Roseville, California. He strangled when the lid of the toy chest fell on the back of his head and entrapped his neck on the edge of the chest of a LaJolla Boat Bed.

Description: This recall involves two styles of Bayside youth beds: the LaJolla Boat Bed and the Pirates of the Caribbean Twin Trundle Bed. The preassembled toy chests are designed in the shape of a ship or boat’s “bow” and attached to the beds as a footboard. The LaJolla Boat Bed toy chest has a hardwood top and white wood base with a blue stripe. The Pirates Boat Bed toy chest has a hardwood top, wheel shape and brown wood base with decorative carvings.

Sold at: Costco and furniture retail stores nationwide and Costco.com from January 2006 through May 2008 for between $700 and $1,400.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop children from using the recalled toy chests and contact the firm for instructions on receiving a free repair kit with replacement lid supports.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Bayside at (877) 494-2536 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.baysidefurnishings.com to register online for the free repair kit.

Note: CPSC was alerted to this hazard by the Placer County (Calif.) Child Death Review Team.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (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 your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov

Samuel Lawrence Furniture Recall Sleigh Beds


July 18, 2012
Release #12-227
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888)-572-9889
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772


Recalled Sleigh Bed

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, 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: Full- and Twin-Size Bordeaux Collection Bed Frames
Units: About 2,400 in the United States and 100 in Canada. (In June, the firm recalled about 18,400 King- and Queen-size beds in the United States and 1,250 in Canada)

Importer: Samuel Lawrence Furniture, of High Point, N.C.

Manufacturer: Poh Huat Furniture Ind., of Malaysia

Hazard: The hardware holding the headboard and footboard can loosen or detach, posing a fall hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received more than 100 reports of headboards or footboards detaching, including one report of a Florida man who injured his foot when a footboard detached.

Description: This recall includes Bordeaux Collection full- and twin-size sleigh beds with wooden headboards and footboards in a cherry finish. Each bed also has two matching wooden side rails. "Bordeaux" and a model number are printed on a white label on the back of the headboard and footboard. Model numbers for the recalled beds are 8070-242 and 8070-243 for the full-size and 8070-232 and 8070-233 for the twin-size.

Sold at: Furniture stores nationwide from August 2009 to April 2012 for between $300 and $400.

Manufactured in: Malaysia

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled beds and contact Samuel Lawrence Furniture to obtain a free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Samuel Lawrence Furniture toll-free at (888) 572-9889 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the company’s website at www.slf-co.com

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1643

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (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 your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov

"S T U F F" and Paw Wall Hooks

September 29, 2010
Release #10-357
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 422-5583
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772


STUFF wall hooks STUFF wall hooks
STUFF wall hooks

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: “S T U F F” and Paw Wall Hooks

Units:4,450

Importer: Midwest-CBK, Inc., of Union City, Tenn.

Hazard: Paint on the metal hooks and on the blue paw hook contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The wall hook sets were sold in three models: model numbers 74641 and 74642, constructed of five separate wooden letters spelling out the word “S T U F F” and model number 65262 consisting of four separate, different colored wooden paws. Model number 74641 has a Purple S, a Red T, an Orange U, a Green F and a Pink F. Model number 74642 has an Olive S, a Blue T, a Yellow U, a White-striped F, and a Blue F. Attached to each letter is a painted metal coat hook with a painted wooden ball at the end. Each letter is approximately 4 inches long, 3/4 inches wide and 9 ¾ inches tall. Model number 65262 has four separate paw-shaped wooden pieces of different colors -- red, blue, green and pink. Attached to each paw is a wooden peg with a wooden ball at the end. The “S T U F F” wall hook sets have a label on the back of the letter “S” that includes the models 74641 or 74642. The Paw wall hook sets have the model number 65262 on the outside of the box.

Sold at: Gift stores, drug stores, furniture stores, décor outlets and variety stores nationwide from December 2008 through August 2010 for between $10 and $30.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: The wall hook set should be returned to Midwest-CBK for a full refund. Contact Midwest-CBK at the number provided below to receive a prepaid shipping label and merchandise credit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Midwest-CBK toll-free at (800) 422-5583 between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (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 your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov

Lane Glider Recliners


January 27, 2009
Alert #09-719
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 405-3745
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772


Recalled Lane Glider Recliner

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Glider Recliners

Units: About 700

Manufacturer: Lane Furniture Industries Inc., of Tupelo, Miss.

Hazard: The base of the chair, if installed backwards, can allow the chair to tip-over backwards, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of the recliner tipping-over backwards, causing the consumer to fall to the floor.

Description: The recall involves Lane’s Glider Recliners, model numbers 2056 and 2085. Affected recliners have a manufacture date between June 2008 and October 2008. The model number, manufacture date and 9-digit serial number can be located beneath the footrest of the recliner.

Sold at: Various home furnishing retailers nationwide from June 2008 through October 2008 for about $500.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recliners and contact Lane to verify if their product is included in the recall. Lane will arrange for a free in-home inspection and repair of affected products.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Lane Home Furnishings toll-free at (877) 405-3745 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.lanefurniture.com/Contact-Us/

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (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 your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov

Berkline Heated Massage Recliners


May 11, 2007

Alert #07-547


Sold Exclusively at Value City Furniture and American Signature Furniture Stores
Recalled Heated Recliner

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Berkline Heated Massage Recliners

Units: About 1,700

Manufacturer: Berkline Benchcraft LLC, of Morristown, Tenn.

Hazard: The control device that adjusts the heat and massage settings can overheat, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Berkline has received three reports of the control device overheating. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the Berkline heated massage recliners with model number 13071 and piece code number 2700. The brand name, the model number, and the piece code can be found on the bill of sale and/or product packaging. The recliners were sold in brown and burgundy.

Sold at: Exclusively at Value City Furniture and American Signature Furniture stores nationwide from December 2006 through February 2007 for about $400.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these recliners immediately and contact Value City Furniture or American Signature Furniture to have the recliner removed and to receive a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Berkline Benchcraft at (800) 717-7091 anytime or visit the firm's Web site at www.berkline.com

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (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 your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov

Bunk Beds by d-Scan


September 4, 2007
Alert #07-574


Recalled Bunk Bed

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Jubee Bunk Beds

Units: About 500

Distributor: d-Scan Inc., of South Boston, Va., a subsidiary of Tvilum-Scanbirk, of Denmark

Hazard: The recalled bunk beds do not comply with federal safety standards and have wooden side slat supports that can separate from the bed frame causing the upper bunk to collapse.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm is aware of seven incidents in which the upper bunk collapsed after the side slat supports separated from the bunk bed’s frame. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The twin bunk beds are designed for children and were sold in a kit to be assembled by consumers. Only model number 82008 is included in this recall. The bunk beds are made of maple wood with a four-step ladder attached to the side and three pullout drawers under the bottom bunk. These bunk beds have no markings or labeling.

Sold at: Specialty furniture stores nationwide and on various Web sites from December 2004 through April 2006 for about $600.

Manufactured in: Denmark

Remedy: Consumers who have not already received and installed a free repair kit for the side slat supports should immediately stop using the bunk beds until repairs can be made. Contact the firm to receive a free repair kit that can easily be installed at home. Retailers have contacted some consumers who purchased the bunk beds directly.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact d-Scan Inc. at (800) 932-2006 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.tvilum-scanbirk.com

Coaster Co. of America Bunk Beds


May 13, 2004
Release # 04-135
Firm's Hotline: (800) 282-9362
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772


Recalled Bunk Bed
Recalled Bunk Bed

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the manufacturers named below, today announced voluntary recalls of the following consumer products. 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: Metal Twin/Twin and Twin/Full Bunk Beds

Units: 22,000

Manufacturer/Importer: Coaster Co. of America, Santa Fe Springs, Calif.

Hazard: A gap between the step of the built-in ladder and the top bunk allows enough room for a child's body to slip through but will not allow for a child's head to pass through. This poses a serious strangulation risk. Federal standards for bunk beds are designed to protect children against entrapment and strangulation.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall involves model 2008, 2056, 2256 and 2258 bunk beds. The metal bunk beds were sold in twin/twin and twin/full sizes. A Coaster Company of America label can be found on the bed frame of the top bunk. The enamel finishes come in blue, black, red, yellow, or white.

Sold at: Furniture stores nationwide sold the bunk beds from June 2000 through February 2004 for between $150 and $250.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the bunk beds immediately and call Coaster of America for a free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers should call Coaster toll-free at (800) 282-9362 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.coastercompany.com

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (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 your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov

Whittier Wood Products Pub Stools


August 18, 2005
Alert #05-597

Recalled Bar Stool

The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Chelsea Pub Stool

Units: About 2,200

Distributor: Whittier Wood Products, of Eugene, Ore.

Hazard: The amount of glue used to bond and hold the joints together on these stools could be insufficient. These stools could break and collapse during use, causing consumers to fall.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: The stool is marketed under the brand name of GardenWood Furniture. The recalled pub stools include the Chelsea Pub Stools model numbers 986W and 986KFRS as indicated on the outside of the box.. Both stools are constructed with wood legs, seats, and back-rests. Seat height is 30 inches and was sold both unfinished (W) as well as in a clear, penetrating oil finish (KFRS). Units with Lot code #06222005 are not affected by this recall.

Sold by: Home Centers, Garden Centers, Outdoor Furniture Specialty Retailers, and Unfinished Furniture stores nationwide from December 2004 through June 2005 for between $69 and $129.

Manufactured in: Brazil

Remedy: Consumers can contact Whittier Wood Products to receive a replacement stool or a free, in-home repair kit.

Consumer Contact: Call the firm at (800) 653-3336, Ext. 164 or Ext. 251 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (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 your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov

Sauder Woodworking Computer Armoires


January 18, 2000
Release # 00-055
Company Phone Number: (888) 800-6315
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772


Recalled Computer Armoire


WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Sauder Woodworking Co., of Archbold, Ohio, is voluntarily recalling about 212,400 computer armoires. The upper doors or upper door components can fall off, causing injury to nearby consumers.



Sauder Woodworking has received 143 reports of an upper door or its components falling off, resulting in 17 injuries, including a broken toe, cuts, scratches and bruises. 



The recall involves the Monarch style computer armoire, models 2549 (washed pine finish), 2649 (woodland oak finish), 2749 (classic cherry finish), 8449 (fruitwood finish), and 9649 ( amber oak finish). The Monarch Computer Armoire measures about 41.5 inches wide, 23 inches deep and 73 inches high with the doors closed. Two upper doors open to reveal designated areas for a printer, monitor, and keyboard. Two lower rollaway doors open to provide additional work surfaces and a file drawer. "Sauder" is imprinted into two metal strike plates, located in the corners of the upper doors. The model number is located on a sticker that the consumer attached to the armoire or in the assembly instruction book. 



Department, office and furniture stores nationwide sold these computer armoires from July 1997 through December 1999 for about $450. 



Consumers should stop using the computer armoire immediately and call Sauder toll-free at (888) 800-6315 between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday to order a free repair kit. The repair kit includes safety brackets for installation on both doors and installation instructions.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (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 your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov