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CB2 Recalls Chests and Dressers After Tip-Over Incidents

CB2 Recalls Chests and Dressers After Tip-Over Incidents

CB2 furniture stores have recalled Junction Tall Chests and Low Dressers because they are dangerously unstable if not anchored to a wall. According to an alert posted on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) website, the problem poses serious tip-over and entrapment hazards that may result in death or injuries to children.

Details of the Recall

CB2 reported 10 tip-over incidents including five reports of the Tall Chest and five reports of the Low Dressers tipping forward when the tip-over kit was not in use. No injuries or deaths were reported. The recall involves Junction Tall Chests and Junction Low Dressers, which were sold from December 2012 to July 2019. About 11,000 products were sold at CB2 stores in the United States in addition to 355 in Canada.

The company is asking consumers to stop using the recalled chests and dressers if they are not properly anchored to a wall and to put the furniture in an area that cannot be accessed by children. CB2 is offering a full refund or store credit to consumers who may own these pieces of furniture. For more information, call CB2 at 800-451-8217.

According to CPSC, one person is injured about every 20 minutes and one child dies about every two weeks when a piece of furniture, an appliance or a television falls on top of them. Thousands of those incidents each year involve dressers. Dresser tip-overs have killed 212 people since 2000, and they are overwhelmingly children 6 or under.

Keeping Children Safe

While these particular dressers haven’t caused injuries or deaths, according to the company, there are many other brands, most notably Ikea dressers, that have caused tragedies. Millions of Ikea Malm dressers have been recalled for tip-over hazards over the years.

Here are a few tips to help prevent these types of accidents that can cause serious injuries or even fatalities:

  • Televisions should only be placed on furniture designed to hold a television such as media centers. Televisions that are not wall mounted should be anchored to the wall. Flat-screen televisions should be mounted to the wall to prevent them from tipping over.
  • Existing furniture should be anchored to the wall. New furniture such as dressers should be anchored as well.
  • Remove items that might tempt kids to climb such as toys or remote controllers from the top of televisions and furniture.

If you or a loved one has been injured by these dangerous or defective products, please contact an experienced product defect attorney to obtain more information about pursuing your legal rights.

Source: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2021/cb2-recalls-junction-tall-chests-and-low-dressers-due-to-tip-over-and-entrapment

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