Joybird recalls Blythe dressers: possible tip-over hazard

COMMERCE, Calif. - Residential furniture supplier Joybird has recalled 100 Blythe dressers that the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said pose tip-over and entrapment hazards to children if not anchored properly to the wall. The imported dressers were sold online at from October 2017 through July 2019 for about $1,700.

No injuries have been reported to CPSC, which issued the recall notice April 6. The agency said the dressers do not comply with the performance requirements of the U.S. voluntary industry standard ASTM 2057-17.

Manufactured in Mexico, the plywood dressers have a painted white finish exterior and nine brown-colored, veneer-faced plywood drawers with round knobs that are finished with a low-gloss lacquer.  The dressers measure about 66 inches wide, 18 inches deep and 37.5 inches high and weigh about 209 pounds. Stickers on the back of each recalled dresser state “Stitch Industries, Inc.” the month and year of manufacture, and the words “TSCA Title VI Compliant.”

CPSC said consumers should immediately stop using the dressers if not properly anchored to the wall and to place them in an area that children cannot access.

Consumers should contact Joybird for a free in-home repair to the dresser’s legs or a free one-time in-home installation of a tip-over restraint kit by a technician plus a $50 gift card to be used on Joybird’s website, or free pick-up of the dresser for a full refund.  Contact the company at 888-282-0842 or via email at [email protected]; more information is available at the website Joybird is also contacting all known purchasers directly.


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