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CPSC announces three furniture product recalls.

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission last month separately announced three voluntary furniture recalls.

Orbelle Trade Inc. of Brooklyn, NY, recalled 7,700 wooden cribs made in Romania.

White no injuries were reported, one model does not comply with crib safety standards due to a gap between the side rail and the crib mattress support, thereby posing an entrapment hazard to infants. Other models do not have proper assembly instructions and diagrams and are also missing cautionary and warning labels, as required by federal law.

Twelve reports of light bulbs either imploding or breaking within the first several minutes of illumination, spurred Sauder Woodworking Co. to recall approximately 22,600 furniture hutches in which the bulbs are installed.

The recalled 40-watt "Type R" incandescent mini spotlight bulbs were included in two- and three-lamp accent lights in three of Sauder's furniture hutch models. The hutches were sold at select Office Depot stores between October and November 2004. Though no injuries were reported, the CPSC expressed concern that the broken glass particles pose a laceration hazard to consumers. The light bulbs were manufactured in China.

After receiving one incident report of a minor injury from its product, Poundex Assoc. Corp. of State of Industry, CA, recalled 32,000 of its residential dining chairs. The welds on the Chinese-manufactured chairs' rear legs can crack and break apart, posing a fall hazard to consumers. Sold mainly as part of a five-piece dining set at furniture stores nationwide between January and September 2004, the chair has a dark bronze metallic frame, birch-colored wooden back and gold-colored upholstered seat.
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Date:Feb 1, 2005
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