A recalled Homfa cabinet.
Recalled Homfa cabinet.
Photo: CPSC

The manufacturer Shenzhen Luosi Ge Trading Co. recalled about 6,000 Homfa cabinets in December 2020 because they pose a serious tip-over risk that could lead to death or injuries in children, according to an announcement from the Consumer Product Safety Commission late last month. 

The recall is for the Homfa HPB-087 (sold in walnut brown) and HPB-106 cabinets (sold in wood grain), which measure about 29.75 inches tall, 31.5 inches wide, and 15.4 inches deep, and weigh about 59 pounds.

The products, which have three drawers and one cabinet door, don't comply with the industry's voluntary stability standard for dressers and other clothing storage units. The products may tip-over if not anchored to a wall.

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There have been no reported incidents or injuries linked to the products, which were sold on Amazon from July 2019 through September 2020. But the Homfa website states that "consumers should immediately stop using any recalled cabinet that is not properly anchored to the wall and keep it away from children." Consumers should then contact Homfa to receive a full refund.

This is particularly urgent now because many Americans are home more than usual because of the coronavirus pandemic, and the threat of a tip-over is real. One person is injured about every 20 minutes—and one child dies about every two weeks—when a piece of furniture, an appliance, or a television falls onto them, according to the CPSC. 

This cabinet recall follows a series of dresser recalls over the past several months that were prompted in part by increased scrutiny of dresser stability, including dresser tip-over tests done by Consumer Reports. The CPSC, the agency that regulates household product safety, conducted its own independent testing in 2019 and found that many products didn't comply with the industry's voluntary stability standard, which is meant to prevent dangerous tip-over incidents.

Though federal legislation called the Stop Tip-overs of Unstable, Risky Dressers on Youth (STURDY) Act didn't pass before the end of the last session of Congress, consumer safety advocates are working to reintroduce the bill in the coming months. The legislation would require the CPSC to create a new rule that includes more stringent stability requirements and is mandatory, as opposed to the voluntary stability standard, which safety advocates don't consider strong enough to protect consumers from harm.

Recall Details

Products recalled: The Homfa HPB-087 (sold in walnut brown) and the HPB-106 cabinets (sold in wood grain). The cabinets measure about 29.75 inches tall, 31.5 inches wide, and 15.4 inches deep, and weigh about 59 pounds.

Sold at: Amazon from July 2019 through September 2020 from $90 to $130.

The problem: The cabinets, which don't 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 cabinets and keep children away from them. Then contact Homfa for a full refund. The company will provide prepaid shipping labels so that consumers can remove the cabinet's drawer slides and return them to the firm in exchange for the refund. Then discard the rest of the dresser.

The company states that it will also send email directly to all known customers who purchased the recalled product.  

How to contact the manufacturer: Email the company at service@myhomfa.com.