Luxor Media Cart Recall Issued After Three Tip-Over Deaths
Federal safety officials have announced a recall of nearly 85,000 plastic and metal media carts, which are commonly used in schools, daycares and recreational facilities, following reports of tip-over accidents that have resulted in the deaths of at least three children.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the Luxor Workspaces Audiovisual Carts recall on April 13, warning the carts can become unstable when loaded with heavy objects, such as box-style televisions or other audio-video equipment.
Between 2006 and 2016, the agency is aware of three deaths caused by the unstable carts tipping over on children. The recall notice also indicates there has been at least one other incident involving a child who sustained serious injuries after a television being carried on media cart tipped over, causing the television to fall and land on them.
Officials warn that owners should immediately place these carts out of reach of children, should not place anything over 25 pounds on each shelf, and should never allow children climb on the media carts.
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The recalled Luxor A/V carts are frequently used in classrooms , daycare centers, places of worship, and other locations. They are intended to hold and transport electronics like televisions, computers, projectors, speakers, and other equipment.
The recall impacts three cart base models equipped with three adjustable height shelves. Each of the recalled carts are marked with either the Luxor, Luxor H. Wilson, H. Wilson, Tuffy or Line Leader logo printed on them. The recalled models include:
- WT42 “Tuffy” plastic cart
- LP-DUO/TPDUOEQ plastic carts
- W42/AVJ42/SS-AVJ42 metal carts
The recalled media carts were sold in a variety of colors through multiple websites including Amazon, 123Stores, and Grainger since the early 1980’s for between $125 to $250. About 84,700 of the carts were sold in the U.S., with another estimated 1,650 sold in Canada.
Luxor indicates the company will be providing consumers with free repair kits, which will include metal ballast weights that can be installed on the lower shelf to add stability and weight to the cart. To ensure safety further, the manufacturer will also include new warning labels with updated weight limit restrictions for the cart shelves.
To request a free repair kit, consumers may visit https://www.luxorworkspaces.com/request-repair-kit, email email@example.com, or call Luxor at 800-323-4656 Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45p.m. CT.
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