Sauder Woodworking has recalled 8,000 dressers sold under the Storybook brand at Walmart.com. The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission says the dressers are unstable unless they are properly anchored to the wall.
The CPSC said the dressers pose a serious tip-over hazard that could end up seriously injuring or killing a child.
Due to a manufacturing problem, the CPSC reports these chests do not comply with the voluntary safety standard.
After facing public pressure, IKEA has made the decision to extend its North American recalls to China.
Sauder Woodworking posted a "Public Notice" at its site announcing the recall, a standard procedure in CPSC recall notices. In its notice Sauder says:
We have become aware that some components in this item may have been produced outside of manufacturing specifications, potentially creating a stability concern. There have been no incidents or injuries; however, we want to make sure your product meets proper U.S. safety standards.
The recall follows a massive tip-over recall by IKEA in the U.S. of 29 million dressers, also prone to falling forward, especially if too many drawers are open. In the case of IKEA, the tip-overs were implicated in the deaths of three children. No deaths or injuries were attributed to the Sauder Woodworking dresser.
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