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Bel Furniture Recalls Ninety Dressers Due to Tip-Over Risk to Kids

Another ninety dressers have been added to the growing tally of unsafe dressers that have been recalled because they can easily tip over and seriously injure or kill young children. On July 22, 2021, Bel Furniture issued a joint recall with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for its Barrington 5-Drawer Chests, which were sold [...]

August 23rd, 2021|Blog|

Canyon Furniture Recalls 1,200 Dressers Due to Tip-Over Risk as Lawmakers Try Again to Pass the STURDY Act

As federal lawmakers “try, try again” to pass the STURDY Act — which would help to prevent dresser tip-overs — another 1,200 unsafe children’s dressers that do not comply with the furniture industry’s voluntary safety standard for stability have been recalled. On July 8, 2021, Canyon Furniture Company issued a joint recall with the Consumer [...]

July 29th, 2021|Blog|

CB2 and Noble House Recall Unsafe Dressers as CPSC Releases Latest Data on Tip-Over Injuries and Deaths

Just as the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) was releasing its latest data on injuries and fatalities to children associated with dresser tip-overs, two more companies have added their unstable dressers to a perpetually expanding list of dresser recalls. On January 27, 2021, CB2 issued a joint recall with the CPSC for about 11,000 of [...]

February 12th, 2021|Blog|

Walker Edison Recalls 24,000 Unsafe Dressers, As Legislation to Stop Dresser Tip-Overs Appears Likely to Die in U.S. Senate

As the window of opportunity continues to close for the 116th Congress to pass the STURDY Act ― which would help prevent dresser tip-overs ― another 24,000 unsafe dressers have been added to the dresser recall tally. On November 4, 2020, furniture supplier Walker Edison issued a joint recall with the Consumer Product Safety Commission [...]

November 17th, 2020|Blog|

Time Is Running Out for Lawmakers to Protect Kids from Dresser Tip-Over Accidents

As the clock ticks down on the final days of the 116th Congress, legislation that would help prevent dresser tip-overs must pass the Senate within the next three months if we are to finally have a law that keeps children safe in their own bedrooms. The STURDY Act (Stop Tip-Overs of Unstable, Risky Dressers on [...]

October 12th, 2020|Blog|

‘Kids in Danger’ Hosts Attorney Dan Mann, Former Feldman Shepherd Client Crystal Ellis for Conversation on Dangers of IKEA Dresser Tip-Overs

Feldman Shepherd attorney Daniel J. Mann, along with former client Crystal Ellis, discussed the dangers of IKEA dresser tip-overs in a virtual conversation hosted on July 16, 2020, by child safety advocacy group Kids in Danger (KID). During the “Conversation with KID” event, Ellis, who lost her first-born child Camden to an IKEA dresser tip-over [...]

August 21st, 2020|Blog|

Nearly 20,000 Kmart Dressers Recalled Due to Tip-Over Risk to Kids

Adding to a growing list of ineffective dresser recalls that do little to keep children safe, the company that took over Kmart has recalled nearly 20,000 unsafe and unstable dressers, while telling some customers that their only remedy is to anchor the dangerous dressers to the wall themselves. On August 11, 2020, Transform SR Holding [...]

August 19th, 2020|Blog|

Modus Furniture Recalls 1,300 Dressers Due to Tip-Over Risk

A recall by Modus Furniture of 1,300 unstable dressers supplied with tip-over restraint kits that do not comply with performance requirements of the industry’s current voluntary safety standard drives home the necessity for building stable furniture, rather than relying solely on wall anchoring to prevent tip-overs. On June 18, 2020, Modus Furniture issued a joint [...]

July 13th, 2020|Blog|

Hodedah Recalls 26,500 Dressers Due to Tip-Over Risk After CPSC Issues Public Warning

Four months after the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) publicly called out furniture manufacturer Hodedah for its refusal to recall dressers that failed safety testing, Hodedah has finally taken action. In late 2019 the CPSC asked Hodedah to voluntarily recall the dressers after they failed safety tests conducted by the agency. Hodedah refused, and the [...]

June 17th, 2020|Blog|

Prepac Recalls 21,000 Dressers Due to Tip-Over Risk, But No Refund for Customers

In what is likely to go down in the annals of furniture recalls as a fundamentally flawed and inadequate remedy, furniture maker Prepac has recalled about 21,000 unsafe and unstable dressers without offering any meaningful remedy to its customers. On May 6, 2020, Prepac issued a joint recall with the Consumer Product Safety Commission for [...]

May 13th, 2020|Blog|