Tip-Over and Entrapment Hazards Prompt Recall of TV Chests Sold Only on Target Website
The chests are unstable if not anchored to the wall
Homestar North America is recalling 1,470 TV chests because they pose serious tip-over and entrapment risks to children.
The chests are unstable if not anchored to a wall. If they tip over and trap a child, it could injure or kill him or her.
RECALLED PRODUCT DETAILS
The affected products include Stockholm three-drawer TV chests that were sold in Java Brown, Sonoma, Sonoma/Java Brown and Java Brown/Sonoma. They include a top shelf and three drawers, and they measure 40 1/8 inches high, 30.5 inches wide, and 15 3/8 inches deep. The model number—either 249-09-2740, 249-09-0041, 249-09-2739, or 249-09-3429—can be found on the back panel.
WHERE WERE THE PRODUCTS SOLD?
The affected chests were sold only at Target's official website from May 2015 until August 2016. They cost $160.
WHAT SHOULD CONSUMERS DO?
Although there have not been any incidents or injuries reported in connection with this recall, consumers are urged to stop using any non-anchored chests immediately and to move it into an area where children cannot reach it. They should then contact the company for either a full refund or a free tip-over restraint kit including virtual how-to instructions. The company is directly contacting consumers known to have bought a chest.
For more information, consumers can reach Homestar at (855) 837-2569.