Dresser Recall issued due to tip over threat that killed a small child


A potentially deadly furniture tip over hazard has caused the recall of 300 thousand chests of drawers that could tip and trap children, possibly fatally, if the furniture isn’t properly anchored to the wall.

South Shore Furniture is recalling the chests after the Consumer Product Safety Commission warned that there are two reports of incidents, one of them killing a 2 year-old child.

The recall covers 3-drawer Libra-style chests with metal handles that are sold in a variety of colors. They were sold for about $60 online at Walmart, Amazon, Target and other online retailers from October 2009 to July of last year.

Consumers should immediately stop using any recalled chest that isn’t properly anchored to the wall, and place it an area that children can’t access.

South Shore will issue a full refund and pick up chests for free.

Consumers can also send in the chest with a pre-paid shipping label from the company.

Additionally, the company is giving away free tip-over restraint kits and offering free in-home installation of the kit.