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Chest of drawers recalled by Ameriwood due to tip-over and entrapment hazards

Chest of DrawersAmeriwood is recalling about 1.6 million Mainstays chests of drawers in the United States and about 1,000 in Canada.

The recalled chests of drawers are unstable if they aren’t anchored to the wall, posing serious tip-over and entrapment hazards that can result in death or injuries to children. The chests don’t comply with the performance requirements of the U.S. voluntary industry standard, ASTM F2057-14. 

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has received one report of an injury after a chest of drawers tipped over onto a four-year-old.

This recall involves Mainstays four-drawer chests of drawers with plastic drawer glides and a single decorative pull on each drawer.

The composite wood chests were sold in six colors: alder, black forest, white, weathered oak, walnut, and ruby red. The chests measure 40 5/16 inches high by 27 11/16 inches wide by 14 11/16 inches deep.

Model numbers included in the recall are 5412012WP, 5412301WP, 5412328WP, 5412015WY, 5412301WY, 5412012PCOM, 5412015PCOM, 5412026PCOM, 5412213PCOM, 5412214PCOM, 5412301PCOM, 5412317PCOM, and 5412328PCOM. The model number is printed on the instruction manual.

The chest of drawers were sold at Walmart stores and other retailers nationwide and online at Walmart.com from April 2009 through May 2016. The cost was about $60.

Consumers should immediately stop using any recalled chest that isn’t properly anchored to the wall and place it into an area that children can’t access, the commission and company advise. Contact Ameriwood for a free repair kit that includes a wall anchoring device and feet for the unit. Consumers who require additional installation guidance should contact Ameriwood for further assistance.

For more information, call Ameriwood at 888-222-7460 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit www.Ameriwood.com and click on Support. 

For details on other recalls, see www.recalls.gov.

Copyright 2017, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist

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