Recall: Apollo Audio-Visual Carts Recalled Due to Risk of Equipment Falling On Consumers

April 26, 2006
Alert #06-548

Apollo Audio-Visual Carts Recalled Due to Risk of Equipment Falling On Consumers

The following product safety recall was conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Apollo® Steel Wide-Body Cart

Units: About 960

Distributor: Apollo® Presentation Products, of Lincolnshire, Ill.

Hazard: These audio-visual carts were sold without a safety belt which helps prevent heavy equipment from becoming unstable and falling from the cart's upper shelf. Equipment falling on nearby consumers can cause serious injuries and death.

Incidents/Injuries: Apollo is not aware of any incidents involving this audio visual cart.

Description: Apollo® Item #VWBUL44 (Office Depot Model #177-446) is steel, has a pyramid design, has three shelves, stands 44 inches high and comes with a three-outlet electrical assembly, including a cord-winding bracket. The affected Model VWBUL44 Carts have a model number tag on the underside of the top shelf that reads: "SC: 18" and a date code "REF" date code of 07/26/05 or later.

Sold by: Office Depot catalog and Web site, from September 2005 through February 6, 2006 for between $200 and $240.

Manufactured In: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these carts immediately. Do not return carts to Office Depot stores. Owners are being sent a free kit, including a safety belt and hardware needed for assembly.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Apollo at (800) 777-3750 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or go to their Web site at

Picture of Recalled Audio-Visual Cart