Friday, May 22, 2009

Ross Stores Recalls Benches Due to Fall Hazard

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.

Name of Product: 39" St. Anne Acacia Benches

Units: About 225

Importer: Ross Stores Inc., of Pleasanton, Calif.

Hazard: The bench frame can collapse when weight is placed on it, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Ross Stores has received two reports of incidents but no reports of injuries.

Description: The benches are made of acacia wood with SKU 400037765413 and manufacturer style number GB1F printed on a hangtag attached to the bench. The acacia wood benches measure 39" wide, 20" deep and 36" high.

Sold at: Ross Stores nationwide in March 2009 for about $90.

Manufactured in: Vietnam

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

Consumer Contact: For additional information contact Ross at (877) 455-7677 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.rossstores.com .

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