The dressers are unstable if they are not properly anchored to the wall

Bernhardt Marquesa Glass-Front Dresser / Bernhardt Recalls Dressers and Nightstands Due to Serious Tip-Over Hazard
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July 12, 2016

Bernhardt has issued a recall for 1,700 Marquesa dressers and nightstands because they pose a serious hazard to children.

The recalled dressers and nightstands are unstable if they are not properly anchored to the wall, posing a serious tip-over and entrapment hazard that can result in death or injuries to children.

This recall involves Marquesa mirrored glass-front dressers with model number 359-044 and Marquesa mirrored glass-front nightstands with model number 359-234. Both models, which were sold at independent furniture stores nationwide from March 2015 through May 2016 for between $2,000 and $4,200, have a gray cashmere finish and mirrored glass drawer fronts with metal overlays. The series and style numbers are printed on a white label on the back of the product. The first three characters of the number will be 359 followed by the style number.

For specific style codes and dimensions of the products, see the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) release.

Bernhardt has received two reports of the furniture tipping over when the drawers were opened, including one injury to an adult involving an arm bruise and neck stiffness.

Consumers should immediately stop using any recalled dressers and nightstands that are not properly anchored to the wall and place them into an area that children cannot access. Owners should contact the store where purchased or Bernhardt for a free counterweight repair kit including a wall anchor, which Bernhardt will install in the home free of charge.

For more information, consumers can contact Bernhardt at (844) 288-5295.