Recall: 5-drawer chests
On 2017-06-28, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding 5-drawer chests due to a potential hazard. This product sold new beginning in February 2005 for about $160.
About 70,000 units are involved in this South Shore Industries drawers recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 5th recall of products in the Other Children's Furnishings category in 2017.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 30 similar recalls,
involving about 11 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 serious tip-over and entrapment hazards 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 chests of drawers sold in four colors. Each drawer has two round knobs. The model number is printed on a label on the back of the chest. The chests measure 44-inches high by 31-inches wide and 16-inches deep and weigh 88 pounds. The model numbers and colors included:
|3746035 or 3746035A||Royal Cherry|
|3294035 or 3294035A||Blueberry|
|3219035 or 3219035A||Chocolate|
|3210035 or 3210035A||White|
These items were sold new+ Online at Amazon.com, Walmart.com, Wayfair.com and other online retailers from February 2005 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 full refund or a free tip-over restraint kit. Consumers who are unable or unwilling to install the tip restraint kit should contact South Shore for a free one-time in-home installation of the kit.
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, by email at email@example.com or online at www.SouthShoreFurniture.com and click on "Recall Information" 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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