Mid-Century three-drawer chests recalled due to tip-over and entrapment hazard
- Starting date:
- October 11, 2019
- Posting date:
- October 11, 2019
- Type of communication:
- Consumer Product Recall
- Household Items
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Product Safety
- General Public
- Identification number:
Last updated: 2019-10-11
Mid-Century three-drawer chests.
The chest may tip over if not securely anchored to the wall.
What to do:
Stop using the chest and contact the company to receive a free repair kit to anchor the unit to the wall.
Mid-Century three-drawer chest
This recall involves Mid-Century three-drawer accent chests in a brown finish (model DS-D146-002) or white finish (model DS-D146-005). The model number can be found on a label on the back of the recalled chests. The Mid-Century modern style chests have three drawers with six copper-colored drawer pulls. The chests measure 81.3 cm (32 inches) high, 81.3 cm (32 inches) wide, 40.6 cm (16 inches) deep and weigh about 34 kg (75 pounds).
The recalled chests are unstable if they are not anchored to the wall, posing serious tip-over and entrapment hazards that can result in death or injuries to children. The chests do not comply with the performance requirements of the ASTM F2057-17 International Standard Safety Specification for Chests, Door Chests, and Dressers.
As of October 4, 2019, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.
Approximately 10 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.
Time period sold
The affected products were sold from March 2017 to June 2019.
Place of origin
Manufactured in Vietnam
Home Meridian International
What you should do
Consumers should immediately stop using any recalled chest that is not properly anchored to the wall and place it in an area that children cannot access. Contact Home Meridian to receive a free tip-over restraint kit mailed to the home, a onetime free in-home installation of the tip-over restraint kit, or a prepaid shipping label to mail in the drawer slides for a full refund.
For more information, consumers can contact the company at 1-800-819-4796 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online.
Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.
Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.
This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.