Recall: Million Dollar Baby Dressers
On 2013-01-30, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Million Dollar Baby Dressers due to a potential entrapment, fall & suffocation hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2006 for about $230 to $300.
About 20,000 units are involved in this Bexco Enterprises dresser recall. Instance(s) of deaths, injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Other Children's Furnishings category in 2013.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls,
involving about 900,000 product units.
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Phone: (888) 673-6652
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What is the problem?
When a young child climbs up on open dresser drawers, the dresser becomes unstable and poses the risk of tip over and entrapment.
The Million Dollar Baby dressers met applicable voluntary standards when first produced, but a May 2009 voluntary industry standard, and subsequent revisions published in October 2009 and November 2009, requires that tip-over restraints be sold with the dressers. The restraints attach to a wall, framing or other support to help prevent dresser tip-over entrapment hazards to young children.
Instance(s) of deaths, injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This voluntary recall involves "Emily" style four-drawer dressers with model numbers M4712, M4722, M4732 and M4742 and similar "Ryan" dressers with the model M4733. The dressers were sold in five finishes: Cherry, Ebony, Espresso, Honey Oak and White. The model number, "Million Dollar Baby" and "MADE IN TAIWAN" are printed on a label located on the back of the dresser. The recalled dresser measures 33-inches high by 20-inches deep by 40-inches wide and is a part of the DaVinci children's bedroom furniture collection. The dressers are made from pine and wood composite.
Information on where these items sold new+: The recalled dressers were sold at JCPenney and independent juvenile specialty stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, BabiesRUs.com, BabyUniverse.com and other online retailers from January 2006 through June 2010 for between $230 and $300.
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 and keep the dresser out of a child's reach. Million Dollar Baby is offering free retrofit kits with tip-over restraints to consumers who have older dressers. Included in the kit is an adhesive warning label that consumers are to attach to the dresser, which describes how to prevent tip-over injuries. Consumers can contact Million Dollar Baby to receive a free retrofit kit that contains a wall anchor strap, which attaches to the dresser and wall to help prevent the dresser from tipping.
The kits can be ordered by visiting the firm's website at www.themdbfamily.com/safety2 and click on Safety HQ or call toll-free at (888)673-6652 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
CPSC and Million Dollar Baby have received two reports of deaths associated with these dressers. An 11-month-old boy from Tulsa, Okla. and a 20-month-old girl from Camarillo, Calif. were reported to have suffocated when their dressers tipped over, entrapping them between the dresser and the floor. The cause of the deaths has not been determined.
+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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