RECALL LUXOR AUDIOVISUAL CARTS TIP-OVER HAZARD TO CHILDREN 84,000 U.S. – 1,650 Canada 3 Deaths – 1 Serious Injury
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Luxor Workspaces LLC, of Waukegan, Illinois, are announcing the recall of about 84,700 plastic and metal audiovisual carts due to a serious tip-over hazard to children. The recalled audiovisual (A/V) carts can become unstable when loaded with heavy objects, such as cathode-ray tube televisions (CRT TVs). When loaded with heavy objects such as CRT TVs, the recalled A/V carts pose a tip-over hazard to children, which can result in serious injury or death.
Three children have died, and one child was seriously injured in incidents where recalled A/V carts carrying a “box” shaped television (CRT TV) tipped over and landed on them. The incidents occurred between 2006 and 2016.
All consumers, including individuals, schools, daycare centers, and places of worship, among others, that use these carts to transport audio or video equipment where children may be present should be aware of the danger posed by the carts when loaded with CRT TVs.
Consumers should stop using the recalled carts immediately and contact Luxor for a free repair. Luxor will provide metal ballast kits, which should be installed by the consumer on the lower shelf of the cart to add stability and weight. New warning labels cautioning consumers to place no more than 25 lbs. on each shelf will also be provided. Consumers should attach these warning labels on each shelf.
This recall involves three cart base models: WT42 “Tuffy” plastic cart; W42/AVJ42/SS-AVJ42 metal cart; and LP-DUO/TPDUOEQ plastic cart.
The WT42 “Tuffy” is a 3-shelf plastic cart sold under the brand name H. Wilson “Tuffy” in a variety of colors with different color suffixes after the “WT42” prefix in the item number. The carts have a plastic handle with a logo that reads “the Tuffy” in the center.
The W42/AVJ42/SS-AVJ42 cart is a 3-shelf adjustable height metal cart. It is also sold under the model number AVJ42 with either a Luxor or H. Wilson logo on the front center of the top shelf, and under the model number SS-AVJ42 with a LineLeader logo on the front center of the top shelf. It is sold in a variety of colors with different color suffixes after the “W42” or “AVJ42” prefixes in the item number.
The LP-DUO/TPDUOEQ cart is a 3-shelf adjustable height plastic cart with a push handle on the top shelf. The Luxor logo is stamped on the center of the handle and is a black/dark gray color.
The complete chart containing a list of the 325 recalled cart models is extensive. To view, click this link and scroll to the bottom of the page.
Luxor Workspaces at 800-323-4656 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. CT Monday through Friday Email at firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.luxorworkspaces.com/recall or www.luxorworkspaces.com and click on “IMPORTANT RECALL INFORMATION” at the top of the page for more information.