NORTHBROOK, Ill. – Retailer CB2 has recalled 400 of its Trace bookcase units due to a risk of collapse that can injure consumers.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said that the bookcase frame can collapse and potentially fall on consumers when the unit is fully loaded.
The company has received 11 reports of the bookcase collapsing, but no injuries have been reported.
The CPSC has advised consumers to immediately stop using the recalled bookcases and contact CB2 for instructions on how to receive either a refund or a free replacement unit.
The recall involves the Trace Brass Bookcase bearing SKU number 338-925 and the Trace Black Bookcase bearing SKU number 603-232. The units have a brushed oak veneer or black frame with two wire mesh doors and four shelves. Trace, CB2 and the SKU number are printed on a label on the back of each unit.
Made in Vietnam, the units were imported by CB2 of Northbrook, Ill., and sold at CB2 stores nationwide and online at www.CB2.com from June 2019 through July 2020 for the Brass bookcase and during July 2020 for the Black bookcase for about $1,400.
For more information, consumers can contact CB2 at (800) 451-8217 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT, Saturday and Sunday. Or visit www.CB2.com and click on the recalls tab at the bottom of the page.
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