South Shore Furniture recalls 300,000+ chests due to tip-over hazard

Drawers recalled due to ‘serious tip-over and entrapment hazards,’ 1 death reported

There are two reports of incidents involving the recalled chests, one in which a 2-year-old child was killed and another child was injured.

South Shore Furniture has recalled their Libra style three-drawer chests after the death of a child. The chests are 27-and-a-half inches high, 31-and-a-quarter inches wide, and 15-and-a-half inches deep.

The chests were online at Walmart, Amazon, Target and other retailers from October 2009 through July 2018 for about $60. In some cases, the dressers have been sold as part of a bedroom set.

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission said the units are unstable if not anchored to the wall, which poses "serious tip-over and entrapment hazards that can result in death or injuries to children". Model numbers are on a label on the back of the chest. Consumers may also receive a free tip-over restraint kit with one-time free home installation of the kit. Consumers may also remove the drawer slides from one side of the dresser.

One resulted in the death of a two-year-old child, while the other resulted in a child receiving minor injuries such as bruises and scratches. South Shore Furniture will send packing as well as a prepaid shipping label to return the drawer slides for a full refund.

More information can be found on the Consumer Product Safety Commission's website.

About 310,000 units were sold in the US, and about 6,900 were sold in Canada.

Consumers can contact South Shore by calling 855-215-4932 from 8 a.m.to 5 p.m. during the week or by visiting SouthShoreFurniture.com and select a recall option.

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