Serious Tip-Over and Entrapment Hazards Prompt Vanguard Furniture to Recall of Chests of Drawers

The impacted Bow Front chests of drawers were sold at furniture stores nationwide

Serious Tip-Over and Entrapment Hazards Prompt Vanguard Furniture to Recall of Chests of Drawers
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April 19, 2017

Vanguard Furniture has issued an urgent recall alert for Bow Front chests of drawers from its Compendium furniture collection.

The affected chests of drawers 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.

The eight drawer beech-wood chests have primavera veneers and are finished in a variety of custom colors. The chests weigh 250 pounds and measure 36 inches high by 20 inches deep by 75 inches wide. Tip restraint kits were included with each chest of drawers.

The impacted Bow Front chests of drawers were sold at furniture stores nationwide from August 2015 to February 2017 for between $4,200 and $4,400.

Consumers should immediately stop using any recalled chests that are not properly anchored to the wall and place them into an area that children cannot access. Contact Vanguard Furniture for a free, in-home installation of a repair to prevent the risk of a tip-over. Vanguard Furniture is contacting all known purchasers directly.

For additional information, consumers can contact Vanguard Furniture at (800) 968-1702.