South Shore Recalls More Than 300,000 Dressers After Being Linked To Toddler'S Death
Last week, 310,000 South Shore dressers were voluntarily recalled after being connected to the death of a 2-year-old.
The South Shore Libra style three-drawer chest is unstable and poses a serious tip-over and entrapment hazard for children if it is not anchored to a wall, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The company voluntarily pulled the chests from store shelves after two tip-over incidents were reported. One child was injured and another was killed when the 56-pound dresser fell on them.
The chest was sold online by major retailers such as Amazon, Target and Walmart and may have been included in a three-piece bedroom set along with a bed and nightstand. Of the set, only the dresser has been recalled.
If you suspect that you may have this dresser, check the model numbers on the back tag of the chest. The model numbers and colors that have been recalled include:
Royal Cherry: 3046033
Black: 3070033 and 3070223
Chocolate: 3159033 and 3159223
White: 3050033 and 3050223
Natural Maple: 3113033
Soft Gray: 10430
Gray Oak: 10433
Country Pine: 10680
Rustic Oak: 10682
Consumers should immediately stop using any recalled dresser that is not properly anchored to the wall and keep children away from it.
There are two options for consumers who want a refund. You can contact South Shore for a full refund with free pick-up of the dresser or mail in the drawer slides with a prepaid shipping label from the company. Consumers who want to keep their chest can receive a free tip-over restraint kit and can request a one-time, free in-home installation of the kit.