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Pier 1 Imports Recalls TV Stands [09/21/2006]

Pier 1 Imports Recalls TV Stands for Tipping Hazard

CPSC

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Pier 1 Imports (U.S.) Inc., of Fort Worth, Texas, is voluntarily recalling about 4,300 Ming TV Stands. If a consumer leans on the stand's drawer when open, the unit can tilt forward and cause a television on top to slide off, posing a risk of injury or death.

Pier 1 has not received any reports of injuries in the United States. Though, Pier 1 has received a report of a death of a young child in Canada which occurred when a television fell off the TV stand.

The Ming TV Stand, SKU 2065368, is a brown wooden cabinet that sits directly on the floor and measures 35 1/2-inches wide, 17 3/4-inches deep and 23 1/2-inches high. The TV stand contains an open storage space between its top shelve and its single bottom drawer.

The stands were sold at Pier 1 stores nationwide and on-line through Pier 1's Web site from August 2005 through February 2006 for about $250.

Customers should immediately remove televisions or other heavy items from these TV stands. The stands should be returned to a Pier 1 Imports store for a refund or merchandise credit.

For additional information, contact Pier 1's Customer Service at (800) 245-4595, prompt 6, between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. CT Monday through Saturday, and between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Sunday. For more information, log on to Pier 1's Web site at www.pier1.com

To see this release on CPSC's Web site, including a picture of the recalled TV stand, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml06/06255.html






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