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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 12, 1995

Release # 95-143
CPSC: Kate Premo
(301) 504-0580, Ext. 1187

CPSC, Ikea Announce TV Cabinet Recall

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), IKEA, headquartered in Plymouth Meeting, Pa., is recalling about 1,700 BONDE TV Cabinets, model numbers 27371276, 17371205, and 57371208. The television shelf may collapse under the weight of a large 31-inch to 35-inch television. Consumers sitting immediately in front of the television could be seriously or fatally injured by a television falling from a collapsed shelf.

IKEA received five reports of the television shelf collapsing CPSC and IKEA are not aware of any injuries involving this product.

The Bonde TV Cabinet was sold only at IKEA stores nationwide from July 1993 through November 1994 for about $360. It was sold unassembled in a brown cardboard box labelled with the name and model number. The cabinet, which was sold in three colors: redbrown, ash, and beech, measures 57 inches high, 42 inches wide, and 21 inches deep.

Consumers who purchased a Bonde TV Cabinet from IKEA between July 1993 and the end of November 1994 should call (800) 455-8800 for an information package detailing options. IKEA is offering consumers a full refund, replacement, in-home repair, or exchange.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and enter the release number. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information or report product hazards to info@cpsc.gov.

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