Recall: Sauder Woodworking Recall of TV/VCR Carts

September 28, 2004
Release #04-224
Sauder Recall Hotline: (888) 800-6315
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

CPSC, Sauder Woodworking Co. Announce Recall of TV/VCR Carts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: TV/VCR carts

Units: 300,000

Manufacturer: Sauder Woodworking Co., of Archbold, Ohio

Hazard: The carts can tip over and the television can fall off, posing a risk of serious injury or death if the TV and cart fall on a child.

Incidents/Injuries: Sauder Woodworking received one report of a cart tipping over, though no injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled TV/VCR carts are white, light brown and light reddish brown; have decorative hardware and trim; and are about 29 inches wide, 17 inches deep, and 25 inches high. The carts are equipped with a top shelf for a television 20 inches or smaller and a middle shelf for a VCR and a lower storage area. The recalled carts include models 3355, 6355, 7755, 9855 and 9755, which can be found on the instruction book that came with the cart.

Sold at: Department, discount and home electronic stores nationwide sold the 3355, 6355 and 7755 model from October 1991 through May 1999 for between $80 and $100. The 9855 and 9755 models were sold exclusively at Target stores.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the TV/VCR carts immediately and do the following:
  • Remove the television and all contents.
  • Turn the cart over and remove the four casters from the bottom of the cart. This will bring the tip-stability of the cart into compliance with the latest industry standards.
  • Contact Sauder Woodworking Co. to receive a free retrofit kit and safe use information.
  • When updated, this cart will be suitable for use with TVs weighing 50 pounds or less. This includes most TVs that are 20 inches or smaller.
Consumer Contact: Consumers should contact Sauder Woodworking Co. toll-free at (888) 800-6315 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, or visit the company's Web site at, to receive a free repair kit.

Picture of Recalled Carts