Alliance4Safety and 31 furniture-makers have announced a recall for millions of anti tip-over kits that have been sold with furniture since November 2019.
There were 2 reports of the plastic zip-tie in the anti-tip kit becoming brittle over time and breaking, which could allow a dresser or other heavy piece of furniture to tip over, causing severe injuries or death.
The risk of severe injury is greatest for young children, who are more likely to climb on furniture and cause it to tip over. They are also more likely to be crushed to death or suffocate after becoming trapped.
Adults may also be seriously injured or killed if the furniture tips over.
The recall involves plastic New Age furniture tip restraint kits that were sold by 31 furniture manufacturers after November 2019 in dressers and other clothing storage units.
The list of 31 furniture manufacturers who used the tip-over kits includes:
- American Drew
- American Woodcrafters
- Amini Innovation Corporation
- Ashley Furniture Industries, LLC
- Austin Group Furniture, LLC
- Avalon International Inc., LLC
- Bassett Furniture Industries, Inc.
- Drew and Jonathan by Hooker Furnishings
- Emery Park
- FD Home Corp.
- Flexsteel Industries, Inc.
- Furniture Values International, LLC
- Homelegance USA, LLC
- Hooker Furnishings
- Kincaid Furniture
- LC Direct Furniture
- Legacy Classic/Modern Furniture
- Liberty Furniture Industries, Inc.
- Magnussen Home Furnishings, Inc.
- New Classic Home Furnishings, Inc.
- Parker House Furniture
- Progressive Furniture
- Pulaski Furniture
- Riverside Furniture
- Samuel Lawrence
- Springhill Designs
- Standard Furniture Manufacturing Co., LLC
- Universal Furniture
- Van Thiel & Co.
- Vanguard Furniture Company
Alliance4Safety and these furniture-makers are asking customers to immediately check if their dresser or other clothing storage unit has a manufacturing date of November 2019 or later.
If so, and the anti tip-over kit is made of plastic, contact Alliance4Safety for a free replacement tip kit. Keep children away from the unit while waiting for a replacement tip kit.
For more information, visit the recall website at https://www.alliance4safety.org/new-age-recall.