Walker Edison Recalls 24,000 Dressers Due to Tip-Over Risk
The products, sold online by Amazon, Target, and others, present a hazard that could lead to death or injuries in children
Furniture supplier Walker Edison recalled about 24,000 dressers yesterday because they pose a serious tip-over and entrapment risk that could result in death or injuries in children, according to an announcement from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The recall involves two of Walker Edison’s products: the Spencer four-drawer chest and an unnamed chest of drawers (for model numbers, see below), which do not comply with the industry’s voluntary standard and might be unstable if not anchored to the wall.
There have been no reported incidents or injuries linked to the products, but consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dressers and move them to a place that children can’t access. This is particularly urgent now while many Americans are home more than usual because of the coronavirus pandemic.
A statement on Walker Edison’s website noted that the company “values the safety and wellbeing of all their customers” and is offering a full refund or a free replacement for the recalled dressers.
Product recalled: Two types of wood dressers made by Walker Edison. These include: the Spencer four-drawer chests with SKU numbers BR4DDRCA (842158142443), BR4DDRWH (842158142436), and BR4DDRWT (842158142450); and unmarked drawer chests, model numbers BR3DMILDRDW (840035320847) and BR3DMILDRSG (840035320854). The drawer chests themselves are unmarked, but their boxes are labeled with the model numbers. Both types of dressers come in white, gray, wood stain, or a wood imitation laminate.
Sold at: At online retailers including Amazon, Best Buy, Pier 1, and Target from August 2018 through March 2020 for about $200 to $300.
The problem: The dressers, which do not comply with the industry’s voluntary stability standard, pose a serious tip-over and entrapment risk that can result in death or injuries to children.
The fix: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chests and keep children away from them. Then contact Walker Edison for a full refund or free replacement. The company will offer instructions on how to remove the chest’s drawer slides, and will provide packaging and prepaid shipping labels so that consumers can send the drawer slides to the manufacturer.
To report a dangerous product or product-related injury, go to SaferProducts.gov.