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South Shore Recalls Chests of Drawers Due to Serious Tip-Over and Entrapment Hazards (Recall Alert)

  • South Shore 5-Drawer Chest
Name of Product:
5-drawer chests
Hazard:

The recalled chests are unstable if they are not anchored to the wall, posing a serious tip-over and entrapment hazard that can result in death or injuries to children. The chests do not comply with the performance requirements of the U.S. voluntary industry standard (ASTM F2057-14).

Remedy:
Refund
Repair
Recall Date:
January 31, 2017
Units:
About 3,500 in the U.S. (in addition, 250 units were sold in Canada and 5 in Mexico)
Consumer Contact

South Shore at 800-290-0465 from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday or by email at service@southshore.ca. Consumers can also visit the firm’s website at www.SouthShoreFurniture.com  and click on the Contact Us for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Summer Breeze style 5-drawer chest of drawers sold in cherry wood. Model number 3746035 is printed on a label affixed to the back of the chest and on the assembly guide. The chests measure 44-inches high by 31-inches wide and 16-inches deep and weigh 88 pounds.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using any recalled chest that is not properly anchored to the wall and place it into an area that children cannot access. Contact South Shore for a choice between two options: full refund with free pick up of the chest, or a free tip-over restraint kit with a one-time in-home installation of the kit. South Shore is contacting consumers who purchased the recalled chests directly.

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported

Sold At

Amazon.com, Walmart.com, Wayfair.com and other online retailers from April 2014 through December 2016 for about $160.

Manufactured In:
Canada
Importer(s):

South Shore Industries Ltd., of Canada

Distributor(s):

South Shore Industries Ltd., of Canada

Recall number:
17-731
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This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

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