Products Liability Law Daily Nearly 20K 4-drawer chests recalled due to tip-over and entrapment hazards By Susan Lasser, J.D.
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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Nearly 20K 4-drawer chests recalled due to tip-over and entrapment hazards By Susan Lasser, J.D.

The recalled chests were sold exclusively at Kmart stores.

Transform SR Holding Management LLC, of Hoffman Estates, Illinois, is recalling about 19,900 Essential Home Belmont 2.0 four-drawer chests because they are unstable and can tip over if not anchored to the wall, posing serious tip-over and entrapment hazards that can result in death or injuries to children (CPSC Recall Notice, No. 20-161, August 11, 2020).

Incidents and injuries. No incidents or injuries have been reported.

Product description. The recall involves 4-drawer chests with plastic drawer glides sold by Transform under the Essential Home brand and identified as the "Belmont 2.0" model. The chests measure approximately 29.8 inches in height and 27.7 inches in width, and were sold in four colors including black, pine, walnut, and white. The manufacturer’s name, "Kappesberg Moveis," and the model number "F214" can be found on the instruction manual that came with each chest.

The chests were manufactured in Brazil by Moveis K1 LTDA, of Brazil, and were sold exclusively at Kmart stores nationwide and online at Kmart.com from March 2018 through April 2020, for about $60. In addition, the furniture products were imported by Sears Holdings Management Corp., of Hoffman Estates, Illinois; and were distributed by Transform on or after February 11, 2019 but were distributed by Sears before February 11, 2019.

The recalled chests also are identified by the following information:

  • Pine chests—Kmart item number: 01832593-6; Manufacturer Model Number: F214-MEF; and UPC Number: 7-89515563273-1.
  • Walnut chests—Kmart item number: 01832637-1; Manufacturer Model Number: F214-WAF; and UPC Number: 7-89515563285-4.
  • Black chests—Kmart item number: 01832577-9; Manufacturer Model Number: F214-PRF; and UPC Number: 7-89515563264-9.
  • White chests—Kmart item number: 01833166-0; Manufacturer Model Number: F214-BRF; and UPC Number: 7-89515590807-2.

Remedy. Consumers should stop using the recalled chests immediately if they are not properly anchored to a wall. The chests should be placed in an area that is inaccessible to children. For chests purchased on or after February 11, 2019, consumers should contact Transform to receive a free anchoring kit and, upon request, a one-time, free in-home installation of the wall anchor kit. For chests purchased before February 11, 2019, consumers should contact Transform to receive a free anchoring kit.

Important CPSC Recall Remedy Notice Due to COVID-19. CPSC is advising consumers that because of the extraordinary circumstances surrounding COVID-19, some of the remedies identified in recall notices may not be currently available. Consumers should check with the recalling companies for further details. Moreover, the agency notice reminds consumers that CPSC and the recalling firms urge consumers not to use recalled products.

Customer contact. For more information, customers may contact Transform at 800-659-7026 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit www.kmart.com and click on "Product Recalls."

Companies: Transform SR Holding Management LLC

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