The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that Hillsdale Furniture is recalling some of its five-drawer chests over concerns that they could tip over and injure users.
No injuries have been reported in conjunction with the chest tipping over, but the CPSC urges customers to cease using the chest immediately unless the furniture is properly anchored to the wall.
Customers whose Hillsdale five-drawer chests are unanchored should immediately place the furniture in a place where children cannot access it, according to the agency.
There is a potential risk that the furniture could fall over and crush or entrap the user. Serious injury or even death could result from this occurrence. Children may be particularly at risk, given their small size.
The CPSC notes that the five-drawer chest does not comply with the U.S. voluntary industry standard that aims to ensure that chests of drawers do not fall over and hit users. The recall affects around 31,000 units sold in the United States, and 740 units sold in Canada.
Customers are eligible to receive a free repair or a refund of their purchase price. The CPSC notes that the furniture company is providing a remedy to customers, including a free self-install repair kit, free in-home installation of the repair kit, or a free pick-up of the affected chest.
Customers who purchased their Hillside five-drawer chest at Bob’s Discount Furniture can contact Bob’s toll-free at 800-569-1284 from 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Eastern Time from Monday through Saturday or by email at AskBob@mybobs.com.
Those who purchased the Hillside five-drawer chest at other retailers can contact Hillside Furniture directly at 800-368-0999 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time Monday through Friday, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or online at Hillside Furniture’s website by clicking on “Product Recalls” at the bottom of the page for more information about the recall.
The recall was announced on Dec. 18, 2019. It includes Chadwick and Bailey wooden chests with five drawers. The affected chests come in four colors — white, mission oak, dove grey, and espresso. The chests are 48 inches tall, 36 inches wide, and 17 inches deep. They have “Hillside Furniture” printed on a label on the back of the chest.
The Hillside five-drawer chest was sold around the country through a range of retailers including Bob’s Discount Furniture from August 2010 through August 2019 for around $280.
The CPSC instituted this recall in conjunction with Canada in an effort to best protect the public from risks of injuries. The recall number is 20-041. Customers are invited to report an incident involving the Hillsdale five-drawer chests on the CPSC’s website.
In October, Ridgewood dressers sold exclusively to Kmart were recalled over a similar tip-over risk.
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