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Death Of 2-Year-Old Prompts Recall Of 310,000 Chests Of Drawers Sold Online

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - There's a recall of a chest of drawers after a child reportedly died when one tipped over.

South Shore Dresser Recall
(credit: Consumer Product Safety Commission)

South Shore Furniture is recalling 310,000 its Libra 3-drawer chests. The company says if the chests aren't anchored to the wall, they can fall over, causing death or injuries to children.

A 2-year-old reportedly died after an incident with an unanchored, empty 3-drawer chest, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. In another incident, a child was left with bruises and scratches on his leg after the drawer fell over. The chests weigh about 56 pounds, empty.

South Shore Dresser Recall
(credit: Consumer Product Safety Commission)

The chests were sold online by Walmart, Amazon, Target and others. Each of the drawers has a single metal handle. The model number can be found on a label on the back of the chest.

Impacted model numbers and colors are:

  • 3046033 / Royal Cherry
  • 3070033 / Black
  • 3070223 / Black
  • 3159033 / Chocolate
  • 3159223 / Chocolate
  • 3050033 / White
  • 3050223 / White
  • 3113033 / Natural Maple
  • 10430 / Soft Gray
  • 10433 / Gray Oak
  • 10680 / Country Pine
  • 10682 / Rustic Oak

Customers are advised to stop using any of the recalled chests that are not properly anchored to the wall and to put it somewhere children can't get to. Customers can contact South Shore for a refund and removal or to receive a tip-over restraint kit or installation.

For more information, customers can call 1-855-215-4932 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or click here.

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