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Edsal recalls 2.2 million shelving units

The shelves can fail to support an 800-pound weight load

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Edsal Manufacturing Company of Chicago, Ill., is recalling about 2.2 million Muscle Rack Heavy Duty Steel Shelving Units.

The shelves can fail to support the 800-pound weight load as stated on the packaging, posing an injury hazard to the consumer.

The firm 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 units, manufactured in the U.S., were sold online at Amazon.com, Staples.com, Walmart.com and other online retailers from January 2015, through September 2020, for between $80 and $90.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled shelving units and contact Edsal Manufacturing to receive a full refund.

Consumers may contact Edsal toll-free at (833) 232-5287 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday, or online at http://edsal.com/ and click on “Talk to us” for more information.

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