Home Meridian Three-Drawer Chests Recalled — Tip-Over and Entrapment Hazards
Rebecca Ramsey2 weeks ago
Home Meridian has recalled about 640 Mid-Century three-drawer chests due to instability hazards.
About the Recalled Mid-Century Chests
According to the recall issued on Sept. 24, 2019, the chests are unstable when not securely anchored to a wall. Their instability poses a serious threat to children who may become trapped beneath a chest if it were to fall.
The chest also does not comply with the performance requirements of the U.S. voluntary industry standard (ASTM F2057-17). No injuries have been reported.
Consumers who own a Mid-Century chest that is not properly secured to a wall are cautioned to place it in an area where children cannot access it. They can also call Home Meridian to receive a free tip-over restraint kit mailed to them, a one-time free in-home installation of the tip-over restraint kit, or a prepaid shipping label to mail in the drawer slides for a full refund.
The recall involves Mid-Century three-drawer accent chests in a brown finish (model DS-D146-002) or white finish (model DS-D146-005).
The model number can be found on a label on the back of the recalled chests.
The Mid-Century modern style chests have three drawers with six copper-colored drawer pulls.
The chests measure 32-inches high, 32-inches wide, 16-inches deep and weigh about 75 pounds.
The chests were cold at Nebraska Furniture Mart stores in Nebraska, Kansas, and Texas, and online at Wayfair.com, Amazon.com, BedBathandBeyond.com, and other online retailers from March 2017 through June 2019 for about $250.
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