July 14, 1999
Release # 99-140
|CPSC: Jane Francis
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1187
Bush Contact: Jamie Walsh
CPSC, Bush Industries Inc. Announce Recall of Television
WASHINGTON, 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
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
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