BESTAR inc. recalls juvenile dressers

Starting date:
December 18, 2015
Posting date:
December 18, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Children's Products, Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Physical Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Bestar juvenile dressers

Product description

This recall involves Bestar juvenile five-drawer dressers available in two colours: white and Antigua (brown). The dressers are 48” high x 30” wide x 16” deep and weigh 108 lbs. They have a melamine surface and the drawer handles have a matte chrome finish. A tip-over restraint is supplied with each dresser to anchor the dressers to the wall. The model numbers for the two colours available are 49250-1152 (brown) and 49250-1117 (white). The dressers bear the following UPC number: 63753045292.

Hazard identified

The affected products can tip-over if not securely anchored to the wall using the tip-over restraints provided with the product, posing an entrapment hazard.

Health Canada and Bestar inc. have received one report of a tip-over incident in Canada, resulting in an injury.

Number sold

Approximately 249 dressers were sold on line in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled dressers were sold between June 2014 and October 2015.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Canada.


Bestar inc.

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using all affected products. Bestar inc. is offering a repair kit containing two 13¾" by 47¼" by ½" panels, screws, an additional tip-over restraint and a set of instructions that will be mailed to all customers.

For more information, consumers may contact Bestar inc. by calling the toll-free number 1-888-823-7827.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.