Bel Furniture Recalls Barrington 5-Drawer Chests After a Tip-Over Injury
The products don't meet the industry’s voluntary stability standard
Bel Furniture recalled about 90 Barrington 5-Drawer Chests this week because they pose a tip-over and entrapment risk and have been linked to a tip-over incident that resulted in an injury to a child. That’s according to an announcement from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the government agency that oversees thousands of home goods.
According to the CPSC, the dressers, available exclusively at Bel Furniture, don’t comply with the voluntary stability standard set by the industry, which states that a dresser should stay upright when a 50-pound weight is hung on a single open drawer while the others are closed.
The recalled dressers are brown, have silver drawer knobs, and were sold from October 2014 through July 2016 for about $250 each.
The CPSC recommends that consumers immediately stop using the dressers and put them in a place that children can’t access until the dresser can be returned to Bel Furniture for a full refund (with free pickup). The company is also offering the free installment of an anti-tip restraint (or wall anchor). But safety experts at Consumer Reports say this solution isn’t adequate because it doesn’t ensure that the restraint will be used if the dresser is moved to another location.
For additional recall details, see below.
Products recalled: About 90 Barrington 5-Drawer Chests sold in brown with silver drawer knobs. The product measures 49 inches high, 35 inches wide, and 19 inches deep. The dresser came with a sticker on the back identifying it as the Barrington 5-Drawer Chest from the Mollai Collection.
Sold at: Bel Furniture stores throughout Texas and online at belfurniture.com from October 2014 through July 2016 for about $250.
The problem: The dressers don’t comply with the industry’s voluntary stability standard and pose a serious tip-over danger. Bel Furniture has received one report of a chest tipping over and injuring a child.
The fix: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dresser and keep children away from it. Then contact Bel Furniture for a full refund. They can return the drawer slides to the company and dispose of the dresser themselves or the company will pick it up for free. Or consumers can receive the free installation of tip-over restraints. Bel Furniture is contacting all known customers who purchased the recalled product.