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

Tip-Over and Entrapment Hazards Prompt Recall of TV Chests Sold Only on Target Website
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June 29, 2017

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.