According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), nearly 8,000 four-drawer chests have been recalled upon the discovery they are unstable unless properly anchored to a wall. Unanchored chests may post a serious tip-over or entrapment hazard to small children since the furniture does not comply with the voluntary safety standard (ASTM F2057-14).
The recalled four-drawer wooden chests are white in color, laminated and were sold under the Storybook brand (model 416407). Each of the chests feature a single white wood pull on each drawer, as well as a label with the date code (MM/YYYY format) along the back of the unit. Measuring at approximately 42.13 inches high by 29.25 inches wide and 16.25 inches deep, the recalled chests were manufactured from April 2016 through June 2016.
The following date codes are impacted by this chest recall:
Although there have been no reports of injuries or incidents linked to the unstable furniture, the chest recall was announced out of concern for children’s safety. The recalled chests were manufactured in the U.S.
From April 2016 through June 2016, the recalled four-door chests were sold exclusively on Walmart’s website, www.walmart.com, for about $100.
Any consumer in possession of any unanchored chests listed in this recall should place them in an area inaccessible by children. Sauder Woodworking, the company responsible for manufacturing the chests, is now in the process of contacting all known purchasers directly and mailing free repair kits and wall anchoring kits. The company will also issue full refunds to consumers unable or unwilling to attach the repair kit.
For more information on the chest recall, contact Sauder Woodworking at 800-523-3987 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.sauder.com and click on “Public Notices” at the bottom of the page.