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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 14, 1999

Release # 99-140
CPSC: Jane Francis
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1187
Bush Contact: Jamie Walsh
(603) 775-0169

CPSC, Bush Industries Inc. Announce Recall of Television Carts

CPSC, Bush Industries Inc. Announce Recall of Television CartsWASHINGTON, D.C. (SafetyAlerts) - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Bush Industries Inc., of Jamestown, N.Y., is recalling about 100,000 television carts for repair. The cart can tip over. If the cart tips and the television falls, children and adults can be injured.

Bush Industries has received two reports of these carts tipping over and the television falling, resulting in one minor injury.

The television carts being recalled are laminated wood in colors of black (model 5414) or brown (model 5014). There is no identifying information on the cart, but the Bush name and the model number are on the instruction booklet that came with the cart. The carts measure 35.25 inches wide, 26.25 inches high with wheels and 15.5 inches deep. The carts are made to hold a 27-inch television and a VCR, and have a bottom cabinet with hinged double doors.

Discount, home and furniture stores nationwide sold these television carts from June 1992 through August 1998 for about $60 to $100. The carts were sold ready-to-assemble.

Consumers should remove their televisions and VCRs from the carts immediately and call Bush Industries at (800) 950-4782 between 9 a.m. and 11 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday, or access their web site at www.bushfurniture.com. Consumers also can write to the Consumer Service Dept., Bush Industries Inc., One Mason Drive, P.O. Box 460, Jamestown, NY 14702-0406. Bush Industries will help consumers identify if their cart is part of this recall and send them a free repair kit. The repair kit will help prevent the cart from tipping over.

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 report product hazards to info@cpsc.gov.

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