Products Liability Law Daily One million four-drawer Ridgewood dressers recalled due to tip-over and entrapment hazards
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Thursday, October 3, 2019

One million four-drawer Ridgewood dressers recalled due to tip-over and entrapment hazards

By Susan Lasser, J.D.

The dressers were sold exclusively at Kmart.

Ridgewood Industries Inc., of Canada, has recalled about one million Belmont four-drawer dressers because they are unstable and can tip over if not anchored to a wall, posing serious tip-over and entrapment hazards that can result in death or injuries to children. In addition, dresser models over 30 inches tall do not comply with the performance requirements of the applicable U.S. voluntary industry standard, ASTM F2057-14 (CPSC Recall Notice, No. 20-003, October 3, 2019).

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

Product description. This recall includes Belmont four-drawer dressers with plastic drawer glides. The recalled dressers were sold in two sizes and four colors, each with its own model number, which can be found on the instruction manual that came with each dresser. The following model numbers (with dimensions and colors) are included in the recall: 5933015K (29-3/4"H x 27-5/8"W x 15-5/8"D; White); 5933026K (29-3/4"H x 27-5/8"W x 15-5/8"D; Black); 5933080K (29-3/4"H x 27-5/8"W x 15-5/8"D; Light Pine); 5933102K (29-3/4"H x 27-5/8"W x 15-5/8"D; Brown Oak); 634026KPM (32-1/4"H x 27-5/8"W x 15-5/8"D; Black); 634102KPM (32-1/4"H x 27-5/8"W x 15-5/8"D; Brown Oak); 63415KPM (32-1/4"H x 27-5/8"W x 15-5/8"D; White); and 63480KPM (32-1/4"H x 27-5/8"W x 15-5/8"D; Light Pine).

The dressers were manufactured in Canada, and were sold at Kmart stores nationwide from April 2013 to November 2018 for about $40.

Remedy. Consumers immediately should stop using any recalled dresser that is not properly anchored to a wall and should place them in an area where children cannot access them. Consumers also must contact Ridgewood to receive a free anchoring kit, including a wall anchor strap. A one- time, free in-home installation of the wall anchor strap is available upon request.

Customer contact. For more information, customers may contact Ridgewood toll-free at 888-222-7460, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT; or visit www.ameriwood.com and click on "Support."

Companies: Ridgewood Industries Inc.

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