January 18, 2000Over 212,000 Monarch Computer
Armoires Recalled After Faulty Doors Cause Consumer Injuries
OH (SafetyAlerts) - Sauder
Woodworking Co. is voluntarily recalling about 212,400 computer armoires. The upper doors
or upper door components can fall off, causing injury to nearby consumers.
Sauder Woodworking has received 143
reports of an upper door or its components falling off, resulting in 17 injuries,
including a broken toe, cuts, scratches and bruises.
The recall involves the Monarch style
computer armoire, models 2549 (washed pine finish), 2649 (woodland oak finish), 2749
(classic cherry finish), 8449 (fruitwood finish), and 9649 ( amber oak finish).
The Monarch Computer Armoire measures
about 41.5 inches wide, 23 inches deep and 73 inches high with the doors closed. Two upper
doors open to reveal designated areas for a printer, monitor, and keyboard. Two lower
rollaway doors open to provide additional work surfaces and a file drawer.
"Sauder" is imprinted into two metal strike plates, located in the corners of
the upper doors. The model number is located on a sticker that the consumer attached to
the armoire or in the assembly instruction book.
Department, office and furniture
stores nationwide sold these computer armoires from July 1997 through December 1999 for
Consumers should stop using the
computer armoire immediately and call Sauder toll-free at (888) 800-6315 between 7 a.m.
and 11 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday to order a
free repair kit. The repair kit includes safety brackets for installation on both doors
and installation instructions.
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