Serious Tip-Over Hazard Leads to Recall of 1.6 Million Chests of Drawers Sold at Walmart

The recalled chests of drawers are unstable if they are not anchored to the wall

Serious Tip-Over Hazard Leads to Recall of 1.6 Million Chests of Drawers Sold at Walmart
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September 7, 2017

A serious tip-over risk has prompted Ameriwood Home to recall 1.6 million Mainstays chests of drawers sold at Walmart stores and other retailers.

The recalled chests of drawers are unstable if they are not anchored to the wall, posing tip-over and entrapment hazards 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 (ASTM F2057-14).

Recalled product details

This recall involves Mainstays four-drawer chests of drawers with plastic drawer glides and a single decorative pull on each drawer. The composite wood chests were sold in six colors: alder, black forest, white, weathered oak, walnut, and ruby red. The chests measure 40 5/16 inches high by 27 11/16 inches wide by 14 11/16 inches deep.

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 instruction manual.

The affected Mainstays chests of drawers were sold at Walmart stores and other retailers nationwide and online from April 2009 through May 2016 for about $60 each.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says that it received one report of an injury after a chest of drawers tipped over onto a four-year-old.

What should consumers do?

Consumers should immediately stop using any recalled chest that is not properly anchored to the wall and place it into an area that children cannot access. Contact Ameriwood for a free repair kit that includes a wall anchoring device and feet for the unit. Consumers who require additional installation guidance should contact Ameriwood for further assistance.

For further details about this recall, contact Ameriwood toll-free at (877) 222-7460.