CB2 Trace Bookcase recalled due to physical hazard

Starting date:
October 21, 2020
Posting date:
October 21, 2020
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Physical Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-74171

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: CB2 Trace Bookcase.
  • Issue: The bottom of bookcase can become weak or collapse, posing an injury hazard.
  • What to do: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bookcases and contact CB2 for instructions on how to receive a free replacement bookcase or a full refund.

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and CB2.

Affected products

CB2 Trace Bookcase

Product description

The following bookcases are affected by this recall:
SKU Numbers Date Codes
338-925 06/2019 – 07/2020
603-232 07/2020 – 07/2020

Hazard identified

The bottom of bookcase can become weak or collapse, posing an injury hazard.

As of October 21, 2020, the company has received one report of an incident and no injuries in Canada.  In the United States, the company has received 11 reports of the bookcase collapsing, and no reports of injury.

Number sold

The company reported that 7 units of the affected product were sold in Canada and 400 were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from June 2019 to July 2020.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Vietnam

Companies

Distributor
CB2
Chicago
Illinois
UNITED STATES
Manufacturer
Smith MFG Vietnam Co., LTD
Binh Duong Province
VIET NAM

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bookcases and contact CB2 for instructions on how to receive a free replacement bookcase or a full refund. Refunds will be available immediately and replacement bookcases are expected to be available in December or January.

For more information, consumers may contact CB2 at 800-451-8217 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Saturday and Sunday or online.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.