If you purchased a simple, cheap three-drawer chest online from Walmart, Amazon, or Target between October 2009 and July 2018, you'll want to check the brand and model number immediately. Manufacturer South Shore Industries is recalling some 310,000 units of its popular Libra chests ( over 6,000 sold in Canada), which sold for about $60 over the past ten years, according to an announcement from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The recall comes following two reports of "tip-over incidents, including one in which a 2-year-old was killed by an unanchored, empty chest." These occurrences speak to the often-overlooked danger of tipping furniture—and the need to anchor absolutely everything to ensure maximum safety for your kids.
Customers who purchased the chest (which was available in 12 models of various color and finish options) can receive a full pick-up and refund; send the chest back with a prepaid shipping label for a refund; or request a tip-over restraint kit and in-home installation, for free by calling 855-215-4932 or visiting SouthShoreFurniture.com and clicking "Recall Information."
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