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Bernhardt furniture recall announced after reports of tip-overs; one consumer injured

tip over deaths CPSC Anchor It campaign 315x210 Bernhardt furniture recall announced after reports of tip overs; one consumer injuredNearly 1,700 Marquesa dressers and nightstands are now under recall by Bernhardt and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The recalled furniture is reportedly unstable when not anchored to a wall, thus posing a serious tip-over and entrapment hazard to consumers. Children are especially at risk considering these accidents can easily result in serious injuries or death.

The furniture recall includes all of the Marquesa mirrored glass front dressers with model number 359-044 and Marquesa mirrored glass front nightstands with model number 359-234. All of the recalled furniture features a gray cashmere finish, as well as mirror glass drawer fronts with metal overlays. A white label along the back of the furniture should have its series and style numbers printed.

The following Bernhardt furniture pieces are included in this recall:

Series Style Name # Drawers Dimensions
359 044 Marquesa Dresser 6 62-7/8” W x 20-1/2” D x 39-7/16” H
359 234 Marquesa Nightstand 2 38” W x 30” D x 30” H

Before the furniture recall was announced, Bernhardt and CPSC learned of two incidents involving the pieces tipping over when the drawers were opened. Only one of the two incidents resulted in injuries – an arm bruise and neck stiffness. The recalled furniture was manufactured in Vietnam.

From March 2015 through May 2016, the recalled furniture was sold for between $2,000 and $4,200 at independent furniture dealers across the nation.

Consumers in possession of one or more of the recalled dressers and nightstands that have not been anchored to the wall should place them in an area young children cannot access. In order to remedy the issue, Bernhardt and CPSC request that all consumers either contact the store where the furniture was purchased to retrieve a free counterweight repair kit, or contact Bernhardt to receive a free in-home installation of the counterweight repair kit.

For more information on the furniture recall, contact Bernhardt toll-free at 844-288-5295 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.bernhardt.com and click on the Recall Alert link at the bottom of the page.

Source: CPSC