Product Recalls

Announcement Date: 02/02/2000

Sauder Woodworking MONARCH Computer Armoire (Recall)

Model #
Catalog #
(1) Coventry Computer Armoire
(2) Forest Hills Monarch Comp. Armoire
(3) Heritage Hill Monarch Comp. Armoire
(4) Mission Monarch Computer Armoire

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Sauder Woodworking Co., of Archbold, Ohio, is voluntarily recalling about 212,400 computer armoires. The upper doors or upper door components can fall off if not properly fastened, causing injury to consumers nearby.

Sauder Woodworking has received 143 reports of an upper door or its components falling off, resulting in 17 injuries, including a broken toe to an adult, cuts, scratches and bruises.

The recall involves the MONARCH style computer armoires, models 2549 (washed pine finish), 2649 (woodland oak finish), 2749 (classic cherry finish), 8449 (fruitwood finish), and 9649 (amber oak finish). The MONARCH computer armoire measures 41.5 inches wide, 23 inches deep and 73 inches high with the doors closed. Two upper doors open to reveal designated areas for a printer, monitor, and keyboard and two lower roll-away doors have additional work surfaces and a file drawer. The armoires have the name "Sauder" on the casters or on a metal plate on the inside of the upper doors.

jcpenney sold the Sauder Computer Armoires being recalled from July 1997 through December 1999 for about $450 in various jcpenney Catalog(s). Purchases prior to 1997 or after the date of recall are not affected.

Consumers should stop using the armoire immediately and call Sauder toll-free at (888) 800-6315 between 7 am and 11 pm EST Monday through Friday and between 9 am and 5 pm Saturday or at to order a Free Repair Kit. The repair kit includes safety brackets for installation on both doors and installation instructions.


For more information visit: CPSC (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission) website or FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) website.

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