TIFFIN, Ohio – Ameriwood Home, a manufacturer of casegoods and residential furniture, is recalling 1.6 million of its Mainstay four-drawer chests after one of the chests fell onto a four-year-old.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said the chests are unstable if not anchored to the wall, which could cause the piece to tip over and cause serious injuries or death of children. The CPSC found that the chests do not comply with the performance requirements of the U.S. voluntary industry standard.
"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," said the CPSC in its report.


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Made in both the U.S. and Canada, the chests were primarily sold at Walmart stores and online from April 2009 through May 2016 for around $60. The Mainstay drawer chests featured plastic drawer glides, a single decorative pull on each drawer, and came in six colors.

The CPSC is urging customers to contact Ameriawood for a free repair kit that includes a wall anchoring device and feet for the unit. Ameriwood parent company Dorel Industries said that the units are each sold with a tip-over prevention kit.
Dorel Industries is the fourth largest manufacturer of residential furniture in the FDMC 300. With eight divisions, Dorel runs five manufacturing plants throughout the U.S. and Canada, and employs over 4,600.


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