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FEBRUARY 10, 1992

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Release # 92-051

 

Devan Designs Furniture Manufacturer To Provide Modification Kits

WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Devan Designs, Inc. of Marion, NC is providing a free modification kit for certain pieces of furniture in its "Rainbow," "Color Plus," and "Perimeter" Collections, marketed under the brand name Lexington Furniture Industries. The drawers of this furniture are equipped with easy gliding rollers which offer minimal resistance when opening. If several drawers of these pieces are opened to their full extension, the furniture can tilt forward, possibly causing serious injury or death.

The CPSC was informed of this potential hazard by Devan Designs, Inc. after the report of a death which occurred when a five-drawer dresser fell on top of a 20-month-old child.

Approximately 4,050 consumers purchased this furniture between December 1989 and June 1991 at furniture stores nationwide. The retail cost of these units ranged from $300 to $550 each.

Devan Designs, Inc. developed one simple modification kit for all pieces which helps prevent the furniture from tilting forward. These minor modifications can be made by consumers in their homes. The modification program covers the following products:

Rainbow #12 and Color Plus #13 Collections

Item

Product Number
as of 2/1/91

Previous Product
Number

Door Dresser

506

01

Double Dresser

222

02

Chest

306

11

Chest

307

12

Bachelor Chest

513

10

Student Desk

532

27

Door Bachelor Chest

*

18

Wardrobe

*

17

Senior Dresser

*

06

Double Dresser

*

16

Computer Desk

*

93

Night Stand

621

21


* Discontinued

Perimeter #17 Collection

Item

Product Number

Door Dresser

506

Double Dresser

222

Chest

306

Chest

307

Bachelor Chest

513

Student Desk

532

Open Pier Cabinet

696

Left Pier Cabinet

697

Right Pier Cabinet

698

Night Stand

621


Consumers should examine their Devan furniture and check the product numbers listed in the furniture's brochure. If you own any of the above listed items, write to: Devan Modification Kit, P.O. Box 969, Marion, NC 28752, or call Devan Designs, Inc. collect at (704) 249-5277. Consumers should specify which pieces of furniture they own, their name and address, and the dealer from which they purchased the furniture. Within two weeks they will receive the free modification kit, which includes drawer catches and leveling glides. Should consumers have any problems making the modifications, consumers should call their nearest Devan dealer who will assist in making the necessary modifications.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is announcing this repair program as part of its mission to protect the public from unreasonable risks of injury and death associated with consumer products. The Commission's objective is to reduce the estimated 28.5 million injuries and 21,600 deaths associated each year with the 15,000 different types of consumer products under CPSC's jurisdiction.

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