NORTHBROOK, Ill. – Crate and Barrel has recalled about 2,100 of its Danish Tall Bookcase units due to a collapse hazard that can result in injuries to consumers.
The retailer has received five reports of the bookcase’s legs breaking, although no injuries have been reported.
As the unit can collapse when it is fully loaded, consumers have been advised to immediately stop using the recalled bookshelves and contact Crate and Barrel for a full refund.
The recall involves the Danish White and Natural Tall Bookcases bearing SKU number 325982 and the Danish Walnut and White Tall Bookcases bearing SKU number 325943. The units have are 60 inches tall by 32 inches wide and have four shelves. A label with Crate and Barrel and the SKU number and name of the product is underneath the bottom shelf.
Made in China, the units were imported by Euromarket Designs Inc., which does business as Crate and Barrel of Northbrook, Ill. They were sold at Crate and Barrel stores nationwide and online at www.crateandbarrel.com from June 2017 through January 2020 for about $300.
For more information, consumers can contact the retailer at (800) 451-8217 Central Time, Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT, Saturday and Sunday. Or visit www.crateandbarrel.com and click on the recalls link at the bottom of the page.
I’m Tom Russell and have worked at Furniture/Today since August 2003. Since then, I have covered the international side of the business from a logistics and sourcing standpoint. Since then, I also have visited several furniture trade shows and manufacturing plants in Asia, which has helped me gain perspective about the industry in that part of the world. As I continue covering the import side of the business, I look forward to building on that knowledge base through conversations with industry officials and future overseas plant tours. From time to time, I will file news and other industry perspectives online and, as always, welcome your response to these Web postings.