American Signature Television Stands Recalled for Fall Hazard

American Signature of Columbus, Ohio has recalled about 24,000 <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Entertainment Centers, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.

The recalled American Signature Entertainment Centers’ shelves can detach and fall onto consumers when the Entertainment Centers are moved. American Signature Inc. has received four reports of the shelf above the television collapsing, causing two injuries. Injuries include a child who was struck on her fingers and an adult who required stitches to his mouth. There were also two reports of minor property damage.

The recalled American Signature Entertainment Centers with model names “Arts and Crafts,” “Vineyard Manor,” “Lake Cottage,” “Studio One,” “West Indies,” and “Plantation Cove” were sold in various colors including dark brown, natural, black, and white with fixed or adjustable shelves.

The involved American Signature Entertainment Centers, which were manufactured in China, Malaysia, and Thailand, were sold at Value City Furniture, Rooms Today, and American Signature Furniture stores from October 2002 through December 2009 for about $1,650. The individual shelf was also sold separately for about $70.

American Signature Inc. is sending free repair kits to consumers who purchased the recalled Entertainment Centers. Consumers should not move the Entertainment Centers until they install the free repair kit. If the recalled Entertainment Center must be moved, remove the center shelf above the television first. Consumers should contact the store where they purchased the Entertainment Center if they do not receive the repair kit or for additional information.

Consumers can find the location of American Signature Furniture stores at (866) 274-6631 or Value City Furniture stores at (866) 823-7867; American Signature can be reached toll-free at (877) 793-3423 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, or at the firms’ Websites at www.vcf.com or www.asfurniture.com.

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