South Shore Furniture recalls 300,000+ chests due to tip-over hazard

Andrew Cummings
May 13, 2019

"Another incident reported a fatality involving a 2-year-old and an unanchored, empty three-drawer chest".

South Shore Furniture is recalling more than 3-hundred thousand chests due to serious tip-over and entrapment hazards. The chests are 27-and-a-half inches high, 31-and-a-quarter inches wide, and 15-and-a-half inches deep.

The Libra style 3-drawer chests are manufactured by South Shore Furniture and were sold from October 2009-July 2018 for about $60.

Consumers should "immediately stop" using any chest not anchored to a wall, and place it in an area away from children, according to the recall. In some cases, the dressers have been sold as part of a bedroom set.

Buyers can receive a full refund with free pick-up of the chest or receive a free tip-over restraint kit and request a one-time free in-home installation. The model number is printed on a label on the back of the chest. In the other incident, a child has bruises and scratches on his leg. Consumers may also remove the drawer slides from one side of the dresser.

The following model numbers are included in the recall: 3146033, 3070033, 3159033, 3050033, 3113033, 10430, 10433, 10680 and 10682.

Consumers can contact South Shore by calling 855-215-4932 from 8 5 p.m. during the week or by visiting and select a recall option. Furniture giant Ikea said June 28 it would recall its hugely popular Malm model of chest of drawers in the USA and Canada after six children in the U.S. were crushed to death when the chests tipped over.

There were 6,930 units sold in Canada, and another 315,600 sold in the USA and Mexico, between 2009 and 2018.

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