Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Ameriwood Recalls Entertainment Stands Sold Exclusively at Walmart Stores Due to Tip-Over Hazard

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

August 25, 2009
Alert #09-766

Ameriwood Recalls Entertainment Stands Sold Exclusively at Walmart Stores Due to Tip-Over 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.

Name of Product: Your Zone Loft Collection Entertainment Stands

Units: About 195

Manufacturer: Ameriwood Industries, of Wright City, Mo.

Hazard: Warning labels sold with the entertainment stands indicate incorrect size and weight limits for televisions used with the stands. A television that is too heavy or wide for the entertainment stand can make the unit unstable, posing a tip-over hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves Your Zone Loft Collection entertainment stands. The stands are intended to be used as gaming centers. The recall includes Autumn Beech YZ084-104-13-19 stands with model number 1156020WY. Model information is printed on the instruction manual.

Sold exclusively at: Walmart stores nationwide from May 2009 through July 2009 for about $100.

Manufactured in: Canada

Remedy: Consumers should immediately check the size and weight of the television used with the entertainment stands. If the television exceeds 50 pounds or does not sit entirely on top of the stand, consumers should immediately remove it from the stand. CRT televisions larger than 20 inches and flat panel televisions larger than 27 inches should not be placed on the stands. Consumers should contact Ameriwood for a replacement warning label.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Ameriwood Industries toll-free at (877) 732-8252 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.ameriwood.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


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For additional information contact:

Alan L. Morton
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