Dresser Sold at Walmart, Target and Amazon, Recalled Over Tip-Over Risk
A dresser sold at Walmart, Target and Amazon, is being recalled due to a tip-over risk. One fatality has been reported due to the tipping hazard.
South Shore Furniture is recalling their Libra style three-drawer chests. The chest of drawers is unstable if not anchored to the wall. This poses a serious tip-over and entrapment hazard for children.
The company received two reports of tip-over incidents involving the dresser. One incident resulted in the death of a 2-year-old. The dresser was unanchored and empty.
Another incident a child suffered from bruises and scratches after the dresser fell on them.
The products were sold online at Walmart.com, Amazon.com, Target.com and other online retailers from October 2009 through July 2018 for about $60. They were also sold in a three-piece bedroom set as well.
The CPSC urges anyone who purchased the recalled dressers stop using them and contact South Shore at 855-215-4932 , or online.
South Shore will be offering consumers either a full refund or a free tip-over restraint kit.
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