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Sauder Woodworking recalls TV stands

About 414,000 TV stands made by Sauder Woodworking Co. are being recalled because they could collapse, said the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The stands were sold at Wal-Mart stores across the United States and online at Wal-Mart.com from January 2005 through May 2007 for about $90 US.

The recalled TV stand measures 23¾ inches (60 centimetres) by 38½ inches (98 centimetres) by 19½ inches (50 centimetres) with a brushed maple finish. The stand has wrought-iron legs that are black and criss-cross, as well as a pull-out drawer and a lower shelf.

The model number (400205) and UPC number (42666 01958) are located on the product's carton and instructions.

The TV stand can collapse if the fasteners used to connect the metal legs to the lower shelf are not completely tightened during assembly, posing a risk that the TV set can fall.

Ohio-based Sauder has received 43 reports of TV stands collapsing. Most of the reported incidents involved stands that had recently been assembled.

Consumers should stop using the stand if it moves from side to side. Consumers should contact Sauder to receive detailed instructions on checking the tightness of the fasteners.

For additional information, consumers should visit the company's website

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