The recalled chests are unstable if they are not anchored to the wall, posing tip-over and entrapment hazards that can result in death or serious injuries to children. The chests do not comply with the performance requirements of the voluntary industry standard ASTM F2057-14.
This recall involves Barrington 5-Drawer Chests. The dresser is brown with silver drawer knobs. It measures 49 inches tall, 35 inches wide, and 19 inches deep. The dresser came with a sticker placed on the backside identifying it as the “Barrington 5-Drawer Chest” from the “Mollai Collection.”
Consumers should immediately stop using the 5-Drawer Chests and contact Bel Furniture for a full refund with free pick-up of the dresser or consumers can return the drawer slides for free and dispose of the dresser, or for a free installation of tip-over restraints by Bel Furniture. Bel Furniture is contacting all purchasers directly.
Bel Furniture has received one report of the chest tipping over and injuring a child.
Bel Furniture Inc., of Houston, Texas
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.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.