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Chests of drawers recalled, 4-year-old injured after tip-over

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Ameriwood Mainstays chest of drawers recalled for tip=over risk. (CPSC) Ameriwood Mainstays chest of drawers recalled for tip=over risk. (CPSC)

(Meredith) -- Chests of drawers sold at Walmart and other retailers are now recalled because they pose a tip-over risk if not properly anchored to the wall, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Wednesday.

The chests of drawers do not meet the performance requirements of the U.S. voluntary industry standard, according to the CPSC. A four-year-old was injured when a chest of drawers dipped over onto the child, the only report of injury received so far by the CPSC. More than a million units of the product were distributed in the U.S.

Here’s the product information from the recall announcement:

This recall involves Mainstays four-drawer chests of drawers with plastic drawer glides and a single decorative pull on each drawer. The composite wood chests were sold in six colors: alder, black forest, white, weathered oak, walnut and ruby red. The chests measure 40 5/16 inches high by 27 11/16 inches wide by 14 11/16 inches deep.

Model numbers (found in the instruction manual) included in the recall:

  • 5412012WP
  • 5412301WP
  • 5412328WP
  • 5412015WY
  • 5412301WY
  • 5412012PCOM
  • 5412015PCOM
  • 5412026PCOM
  • 5412213PCOM
  • 5412214PCOM
  • 5412301PCOM
  • 5412317PCOM
  • 5412328PCOM

Sold at:

Walmart stores and other retailers nationwide and online at Walmart.com from April 2009 through May 2016 for about $60.

What to do:

Consumers should immediately stop using any recalled chest that is not properly anchored to the wall and place it into an area that children cannot access. Contact Ameriwood for a free repair kit that includes a wall anchoring device and feet for the unit. Consumers who require additional installation guidance should contact Ameriwood for further assistance.

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