Recall: 5-drawer chests
On 2017-01-31, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding 5-drawer chests due to a potential Entrapment hazard. This product sold new beginning in April 2014 for about $160.
About 4,000 units are involved in this South Shore Industries Ltd., of Canada 5-drawer chests recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Other Children's Furnishings category in 2017.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 40 similar recalls,
involving about 28 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The recalled chests are unstable if they are not anchored to the wall, posing a serious tip-over and entrapment hazard that can result in death or injuries to children. The chests do not comply with the performance requirements of the U.S. voluntary industry standard (ASTM F2057-14).
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Summer Breeze style 5-drawer chest of drawers sold in cherry wood. Model number 3746035 is printed on a label affixed to the back of the chest and on the assembly guide. The chests measure 44-inches high by 31-inches wide and 16-inches deep and weigh 88 pounds.
These items were sold new+ at Amazon.com, Walmart.com, Wayfair.com and other online retailers from April 2014 through December 2016 for about $160.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using any recalled chest that is not properly anchored to the wall and place it into an area that children cannot access. Contact South Shore for a choice between two options: full refund with free pick up of the chest, or a free tip-over restraint kit with a one-time in-home installation of the kit. South Shore is contacting consumers who purchased the recalled chests directly.
South Shore at 800-290-0465 from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Consumers can also visit the firm's website at www.SouthShoreFurniture.com and click on the Contact Us for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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