|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 18, 2001
Release # 02-069
|Dresser Recall Hotline: (800) 498-2979
CPSC Media Contact: Scott Wolfson, (301) 504-7051
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Sandberg Manufacturer Co., of Los Angeles, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 8,200 children's dressers. The dresser can tip over during use, posing a serious injury hazard to consumers.
Sandberg and CPSC have received one report of a dresser tipping over, though no one suffered injuries.
The recalled 4-drawer children's dressers have the model number (#26224) and production date (09-01 or older) located on the lower half of the back of the dresser. The wooden dressers come in light brown or off- white and have heart-shaped handles.
Independent home furnishing stores nationwide sold these dressers from July 1999 through November 2001 for about $230.
Consumers who have the dressers should immediately stop children from using them. Consumers should contact Sandberg Manufacturer Co. at (800) 498-2979 between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday to receive simple instructions for conducting an in-home repair.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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