Recall: Mainstays chests of drawers
On 2017-09-06, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Mainstays chests of drawers due to a potential hazard. This product sold new beginning in April 2009 for about $60.
About 2 million units are involved in this Ameriwood Home chest of drawers recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 7th 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 of drawers 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 Mainstays four-drawer chests of drawers with plastic drawer glides and a single decorative pull on each drawer. The composite wood chests were sold in six colors: alder, black forest, white, weathered oak, walnut and ruby red. The chests measure 40 5/16 inches high by 27 11/16 inches wide by 14 11/16 inches deep. Model numbers included in the recall are 5412012WP, 5412301WP, 5412328WP, 5412015WY, 5412301WY, 5412012PCOM, 5412015PCOM, 5412026PCOM, 5412213PCOM, 5412214PCOM, 5412301PCOM, 5412317PCOM, and 5412328PCOM. The model number is printed on the instruction manual.
These items were sold new+ at Walmart stores and other retailers nationwide and online at Walmart.com from April 2009 through May 2016 for about $60.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
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 Ameriwood for a free repair kit that includes a wall anchoring device and feet for the unit. Consumers who require additional installation guidance should contact Ameriwood for further assistance.
Ameriwood toll-free at 888-222-7460 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online atwww.Ameriwood.com and click on Support for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
CPSC has received one report of an injury after a chest of drawers tipped over onto a four-year-old.
+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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