Les Petits Mousses recalls three-drawer Vera storage unit

Starting date:
September 11, 2017
Posting date:
September 11, 2017
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Children's Products, Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-64464

Affected products

Three-drawer Vera storage unit

Product description

This recall involves three-drawer Vera storage units in white and grey-white. The units have three drawers and are taller than 762 mm. The model number involved in the recall is 1303.

Hazard identified

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has determined that the three-drawer Vera storage unit 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 22, 2017 the company has received no reports of incident or injury in Canada.

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 10 units of the affected products were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from June 2016 to July 2017.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Canada.

Companies

Manufacturer
Meubles Les Petits Mousses Inc.
Laval
Quebec
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using all recalled products that are not securely anchored to the wall, move them to an area that children cannot access them and contact Les Petits Mousses to obtain a free tip over restraint kit and instructions.

For more information, consumers may contact Les Petits Mousses by telephone at 450-681-0576 or by email.

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.