WASHINGTON - The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission, in conjunction with Health Canada, Herman Miller and Design Within Reach, have issued a joint recall on certain models of Nelson and Lauki cabinets and dressers due to tip-over and entrapment hazards.
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Ridgewood Industries has recalled four-drawer chests due to tip-over and entrapment hazards. The chests were made in Canada and sold exclusively at Kmart stores. The product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Consumers should stop using the product immediately. This recall includes Belmont four-drawer chests with plastic drawer glides. The recalled chests were sold in two sizes and four colors, each with its own model number, which can be found on the instruction manual that came with the item.
CPSC has authority to “seek corrective action”, typically including a recall, when products are deemed to present a “substantial hazard.”
Engineered wood products in children's furniture no longer must be tested for lead.
Ikea will pay $50 million to settle liability claims of three families whose toddlers were killed when dressers tipped over and crushed them.Ikea, which sources 70 percent of its U.S. offerings from domestic manufacturers, recalled the dressers after the third death was reported in February.
A power recliner finished in walnut or chestnut has been recalled by Human Touch. Manufactured in Thailand, the recliner creates a falling hazard, according to the Consumer Products Safety Commission, which announced the recall jointly with the firm.
The Stop Tip-overs of Unstable, Risky Dressers on Youth (STURDY) Act calls for the Consumer Products Safety Commission to adopt a product safety rule for free-standing clothing storage units, in response to a spate of fatal furniture tip-over incidents involving young children.
The CPSC is launching an easy-to-use registry for small batch manufacturers, which can be found at SaferProducts.gov. Congress directed CPSC to establish this registry for small batch manufacturers in Public Law 112-28, which was signed into law by President Obama on Aug. 12, 2011.