The dressers are unstable if they are not anchored to the wall because they can tip over and trap a child, causing severe injury or death.
There was 1 report of a 4 year-old child who was injured when an Ameriwood Mainstay 4-drawer dresser tipped over, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
The recalled dressers do not meet performance requirements of the U.S. voluntary industry standard for furniture safety (ASTM F2057-14).
The products are Mainstay 4-drawer chests of drawers with plastic drawer glides and a single handle on each drawer. They came in 6 colors and measure approximately 40″ high by 28″ wide by 15″ deep.
The dressers were sold at Walmart and other retailers nationwide and online at Walmart.com from April 2009 to May 2016 for about $60.
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 unit’s instruction manual.
Consumers should stop using the dressers and contact Ameriwood for a free repair kit with a wall-anchoring device and feet for the unit. Until then, the dresser should be kept in an area that children can’t access.
For more information, consumers can call Ameriwood toll-free at 877-222-7460 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.Ameriwood.com and click on “Support.”
Source: Ameriwood Home Recalls Chests of Drawers Due to Serious Tip-Over and Entrapment Hazards