Sunday, December 16, 2007

Hooker Furniture Announces Voluntary Bunk Bed Recall

Business Wire - In cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Hooker Furniture (NASDAQ-GS:HOFT) is issuing a voluntary recall on bunk beds from its Albany Park, Swedish Accents, Mariner's Landing and Chelsea's Place youth bedroom groups. A joint press release with the CPSC was issued on December 13, 2007. To see a copy of the joint press release, please go to www.cpsc.gov.

Names of Products: Bunk beds in the Albany Park, Swedish Accents, Mariner's Landing and Chelsea's Place youth bedroom groups.

Units: About 1,300

Importer: Hooker Furniture Corporation of Martinsville, Va.

Hazard: The bunk beds have gaps between parts of the upper bunk exceeding the space allowed by the federal bunk bed safety standard, posing a potential entrapment or strangulation hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled bunk beds come in twin-over-twin, twin-over-full and loft beds in the group names of Albany Park, Swedish Accents, Mariner's Landing and Chelsea's Place. The bunk beds come in natural, cherry, white and black finishes. Some of the bunk beds are also made of metal.

Sold at: Hooker Furniture retailers nationwide from August 2005 through August 2007, for about $1,000.

Manufactured in: Malaysia and Vietnam.

Remedy: Consumers should not allow children to use the recalled bunk beds and contact the retailers where purchased to schedule a free, in-home repair.

Consumer contact: For additional information, contact Hooker Furniture toll-free at (877) 705-8408 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET daily Monday through Friday, or go to the "Contact Us" section of this Website, http://www.hookerfurniture.com/index.cfm/go/contact_us.show.cfm

While no incidents or injuries have been reported, Hooker Furniture has learned that the size of the openings in some areas of the upper bunk exceeds the space allowed by the federal bunk bed safety standard, posing a potential entrapment or strangulation hazard.

Consumers have been instructed to contact the retailer where they originally purchased the bunk bed to schedule a free, in-home repair.

The affected bunk bed designs have been corrected for future shipments, which will comply with applicable safety regulations and standards.

For additional information, contact Hooker Furniture toll-free at (877) 705-8408 between 8 am. and 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, or visit the "Contact Us" section of the firm's Website at www.hookerfurniture.com.

Ranked among the nation's top 10 largest publicly traded furniture sources based on 2006 shipments to U.S. retailers, Hooker Furniture Corporation is an 83-year old residential wood, metal and upholstered furniture resource. The Company's principal customers are home furnishings retailers who are broadly dispersed throughout North America. Major wood furniture product categories include home entertainment, home office, accent, dining, bedroom and bath furniture. Hooker's residential upholstered seating companies include Cherryville, N.C.-based Bradington-Young LLC, a specialist in upscale motion and stationary leather furniture, and Bedford, Va.-based Sam Moore Furniture LLC, a specialist in upscale occasional chairs with an emphasis on fabric-to-frame customization. Please visit our websites at www.hookerfurniture.com, www.bradington-young.com and www.sammoore.com.

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