Recall: Natart Chelsea Dressers
On 2013-01-30, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Natart Chelsea Dressers due to a potential entrapment, fall & suffocation hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2005 for about $600 to $900.
About 300 units are involved in this Natart Juvenile 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 2nd 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.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (855) 364-2619
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What is the problem?
If a young child climbs up open dresser drawers, the dresser can tip over and pose the risk of entrapment. When the dresser drawers are pulled all the way out and then the additional weight of a young child is applied, the dresser's center of gravity can be altered and result in instability of the product and consequently tip over. A child can become injured in the fall or suffocate under the weight of the fallen dresser.
Important Message from CPSC: Every two weeks a child dies when a piece of furniture or a television falls on him or her. Anchor all furniture and TVs.
Instance(s) of deaths, injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves the Chelsea three-drawer windowed dresser bearing model number 3033. The dressers were sold in five finishes Cappuccino, Cappuccino with a brown top, Ebony, Ebony with a brown top, and Antique or French White. A sticker with the word "Natart" and the firm's logo is affixed to the inside of the top drawer. In addition, most dressers will have the model number, "Natart Juvenile," "Made in Canada" and "Chelsea 3 Drawer Dresser" printed on another label located on the back of the dresser. The recalled dresser measures 35-inches high by 21- inches deep by 39- inches wide and is part of the Chelsea children's bedroom furniture collection. The dresser is composed of engineered wood, solid wood and wood veneers. The top drawer has two clear plastic windows in front.
The Chelsea three-drawer dresser met applicable standards when produced but was manufactured prior to the existence of the May 2009 voluntary industry standard. That standard requires tip-over restraints that attach to the interior wall, framing or other support be included with all dressers to help prevent tip-over entrapment hazards to young children.
NOTE: The CPSC published this recall briefly on 01/29/2013, then removed it. It was republished on 01/30/2013; however the detailed announcement is not visible on their site. We will update links to the cpsc's announcement as they become available. UPDATE: The announcement is now available on the CPSC site. Links below have been updated.
Information on where these items sold new+: The dressers were sold at Furniture Kidz and other independent juvenile specialty stores and at Baby.com from January 2005 to December 2010 for between $600 and $900.
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 and place the dresser out of a child's reach. Free retrofit kits that contain wall anchor straps are being offered to consumers to help prevent the dresser from tipping. The kits can be ordered by visiting www.chelseawallanchors.com, www.NatartJuvenile.com, emailing the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling toll-free at (855)364-2619 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.
Natart Juvenile toll-free at (855)364-2619, 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.chelseawallanchors.com to receive the free wall anchor kit
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
CPSC and the Company have received a report of a two-year-old boy from Barrington, Ill. who reportedly suffocated when he climbed on or up an open lower drawer into the second dresser drawer, causing the dresser to fall and entrap him between the unit and the floor.
+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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