Hodedah Recalls 26,500 Dressers Due to Tip-Over Danger
The announcement comes months after the government warned that the products could cause serious injury or death to children
Furniture manufacturer Hodedah recalled about 26,500 HI4DR four-drawer chests today, four months after the government warned that the dressers failed safety testing and pose a serious tip-over risk that could result in injuries or death to children, according to an announcement from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The CPSC had previously asked Hodedah to recall the dressers, which do not comply with the industry’s current voluntary stability standard, but the company refused. Because the CPSC can’t force companies to recall products without taking them to court, the agency took the unusual step of issuing an official warning about the dressers in January 2020, and said it would continue to press the company for a recall.
Today’s announcement is the result of that effort.
“Chairman Bob Adler, the Commission, and CPSC staff made this recall happen with an assertive, safety-first approach that the agency should always employ,” says William Wallace, CR’s manager of home and safety policy. “Hodedah failed its customers by not recalling these dressers months ago, but better late than never.”