Furniture company recalls 310,000 chests following report of 2-year-old’s death

About 310,000 chests of drawers are being recalled after a 2-year-old reportedly died when an empty one tipped over.

South Shore Industries, Ltd., is recalling their Libra mannequin 3-drawer chests consequently of they’re unstable within the occasion that they aren’t anchored to a wall, in response to a Thursday recall uncover from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).


The uncover talked about the company acquired two tales of incidents involving the chests tipping over.

“One report stated that a child received bruises on his leg and scratches,” the uncover talked about. “Another incident reported a fatality involving a two-year-old and an unanchored, empty 3-drawer chest.”

About 310,000 chest of drawers from South Shore Industries are being recalled consequently of they’re unstable if they aren’t accurately anchored to a wall, a recall uncover from the CPSC talked about Thursday. (Consumer Product Safety Commission)

The chests had been purchased at on-line retailers along with Walmart, Amazon and Target from October 2009 to July 2018 and value about $60. Aside from the 310,000 gadgets being recalled throughout the U.S., there have been moreover about 6,900 purchased in Canada, the uncover talked about.

Some of the gadgets had been moreover purchased as half of a three-piece mattress room set, which included a mattress and nightstand — nonetheless, solely the chests are being recalled.


The chests can be found in 9 colors and each drawer has a metallic cope with. According to the uncover, a model amount can be found on a printed label on the once more of the chest.

A full itemizing of the recalled model numbers and hues can be found on the recall uncover.

“Consumers should immediately stop using any recalled chest that is not properly anchored to the wall, and place it in an area that children cannot access,” the CPSC helpful throughout the uncover.

The uncover moreover listed a amount of recall selections to pursue after contacting South Shore along with receiving a full refund with a free pick-up of the chest, mailing in drawer slides for a full refund or receiving a free tip-over restraint bundle with a one-time free in-home arrange.


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