Ameriwood Home of Tiffin, OH recalls Mainstays 4-Drawer Chest

Starting date:
September 6, 2017
Posting date:
September 6, 2017
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-64360

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Ameriwood Home of Tiffin, OH.

Affected products

Mainstays 4-Drawer Chest

Product description

This recall involves Mainstays 4-drawer chests of drawers with plastic drawer glides and a single decorative pull on each drawer. The composite wood chests were sold in three colours: alder, black forest, and white. The chests measure 102.4 cm (40 5/16 inches) high by 70.3 cm (27 11/16 inches) wide by 37.3 cm (14 11/16 inches) deep. Model numbers included in the recall are 5412301PCOM, 5412012PCOM, 5412015PCOM, and 5412026PCOM. The model number is printed on the instruction manual. The product is sold in the unassembled state.

The following model names are included in the recall:
Model Number Colour
5412301PCOM Alder
5412012PCOM Black Forest
5412015PCOM White
5412026PCOM Black Forest

Hazard identified

The recalled chest does not comply with the performance requirements of the ASTM F2057-14 International Standard Safety Specification for Chests, Door Chests, and Dressers. The product can tip-over if not securely anchored to the wall by using the tip-over restraints provided with the product, posing a tip-over and an entrapment hazard that can result in death or serious injuries to children.

As of August 24, 2017, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.  In the United States, the CPSC has received one report of an injury after a chest of drawers tipped over onto a four-year-old child.

For further information on furniture safety and the dangers of furniture tip overs, see Health Canada's Furniture, appliances and television safety and Health Canada reminds Canadians of the dangers related to furniture tip-overs web pages.

Number sold

Approximately 1,000 units of the affected chests were sold by Walmart online across Canada, and about 1.6 million units were sold by Walmart online and in stores in the United States.

Time period sold

The affected chests were sold from November 2014 to June 2016 in Canada and from April 2009 through May 2016 in the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in USA.

Companies

Distributor
Dorel Home Furnishings Canada
2855 Argentia Road, Unit 4 L5N 8G6
Mississauga
Ontario
CANADA
Manufacturer
Ameriwood Home of Tiffin, OH
458 2nd Avenue
Tiffin
Ohio
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using all recalled product that is not securely anchored to the wall, move them to an area that children cannot access them. Contact Ameriwood for a free repair kit that includes a wall anchoring device and feet for the unit. Consumers who require additional installation guidance should contact Ameriwood for further assistance.

For more information, consumers may contact Ameriwood Home toll-free at 1-888-222-7460 Monday through Friday 8:00 to 5:00 CST or visit the company's website, and click on Support for more information.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

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.