Tip-Over Risk Triggers Children's Dresser Recall from Bestar

Health Canada has received one report of minor injuries from a dresser that tipped over

Tip-Over Risk Triggers Children's Dresser Recall from Bestar
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May 20, 2016

A Canadian furniture manufacturer has announced a recall for a product that poses a danger to children.

Bestar is recalling its Dream Dresser, a five-drawer dresser sold as part of the Juvenil four-piece children's bedroom set. The recalled dressers are unstable, posing a serious tip-over and entrapment hazard that can result in death or serious injuries to children.

No incidents have been reported in the United States. Health Canada has received one report of a child receiving cuts and bruises from a dresser that tipped over without a restraint strap attached.

The recalled dressers were sold in the colors brown and white. The dressers are 48 inches high, 30 inches wide and 16 inches deep, and weigh about 108 lbs. They have a melamine resin surface and the drawer handles have a matte chrome finish. The brown dresser is model number 49250-1152 and the white dresser is model number 49250-1117. The model number and UPC number 63753045292 can be found on the box and the brochure.

About 275 dressers were sold in North America. Consumers could purchase them online from June 2014 through October 2015 for about $300.

Owners should stop using the recalled dressers and place the furniture into areas that children cannot access. They should contact Bestar for a free repair kit, which contains two boards that the consumer can attach to the back of the unit, screws, a metal bracket tip-over restraint, a power drill and drill bit, new feet for the dresser, new installation instructions, and warning labels. The company is offering free in-home installation to anyone who needs help installing the repair kit. If a consumer is unable or unwilling to install the repair kit, Bestar will pick up the dresser and provide a full refund of the purchase price.

Customers with questions about this recall can contact Bestar by phone at (888) 823-7827 or by email at service@bestar.ca.