Joybird Recalls Dressers Due to Tip-Over Risk
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Joybird furniture recalled its Blythe dressers today because the products failed to comply with voluntary stability standards and are unstable if not anchored to the wall, posing tip-over and entrapment hazards that could lead to death or serious injuries to children, according to an announcement by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The recall involves about 100 units of Joybird’s Blythe dressers. The dresser measures about 66 inches wide, 18 inches deep, and 37.5 inches high; it weighs about 200 pounds. Stickers on the back of each recalled dresser say “Stitch Industries, Inc.,” the month and year of manufacture, and “TSCA Title VI Compliant.” The dressers were sold online at Joybird.com from October 2017 through July 2019 for about $1,700.
There are no reported incidents associated with the dresser. But the risk of harm 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. Each year, thousands of those incidents involve dressers.