Recall: Cost Plus World Market Modular Storage Bars
On 2014-10-30, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Cost Plus World Market Modular Storage Bars due to a potential injury hazard. This product sold new beginning in June 2014 for about $20 to $25.
About 7,000 units are involved in this Cost Plus / World Market storage rack recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 3rd recall of products in the Tables, Shelves & Storage category in 2014.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 80,000 product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (877) 967-5362
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What is the problem?
When weight is applied to the storage bar, the screws holding the mounting plate can pull out of the bar allowing the storage bar to fall, posing an injury hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recall includes wall-mounted storage bars made of medium-density fiberboard with an oak wood finish that allow hanging storage accessories to be attached. The storage bars were sold in two sizes; long and short. The long bar is 36 inches in length and the short bar is 23.5 inches in length. The accessories are sold separately and include items such as a black metal mesh basket, key hooks and S-hooks. The storage bars have SKU numbers 491996 (long) and 491997 (short) printed on the UPC sticker attached to the product packaging. There are no identifying labels on the product itself.
These items were sold new+ at Cost Plus World Market and World Market stores nationwide and online at www.worldmarket.com from June 2014 through August 2014 for between about $20 and $25.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the storage bars and return them to any Cost Plus World Market or World Market store for a free replacement.
Cost Plus World Market toll-free at (877) 967-5362 from 7 a.m. to midnight ET daily or online at www.worldmarket.com and click on "Product Recalls" for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received one report of a short storage bar pulling away from the wall. No injuries have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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