The shelves can fail to support the 800-pound weight load as stated on the packaging, posing an injury hazard to the consumer.
Edsal has received seven reports of shelves bending or breaking due to heavy items placed on shelves, including one injury to a consumer who suffered a broken toe after items fell when the shelving unit broke.
This recall involves Edsal 5-Tier Muscle Rack Heavy Duty Steel Shelving Units used to store heavy items.
The units have gray- or black-colored steel frames and five plywood shelves. The recalled units include model numbers CR3618, CR3618-BLK, CR4824, and CR4824-BLK. CR3618 and CR3618-BLK are 72 inches in height, 18 inches deep, and 36 inches wide. Models CR4824 and CR4824-BLK are 72-inches in height, 24-inches deep and 48-inches wide.
The shelving was sold online at Amazon.com, Staples.com, Walmart.com, and other online retailers from January 2015 through September 2020. The price was between $80 and $90.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled shelving units and contact Edsal Manufacturing to receive a refund, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission advise.
For more information, call Edsal at 833-232-5287 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit Edsal.com and click on “Talk to us.”