(CBS Local) — More than 300,000 three-drawer chests sold online at a number of retailers, including Walmart and Target, are being recalled after a child died when the chest tipped over.
The Libra style 3-drawer chests are manufactured by South Shore Furniture and were sold from October 2009-July 2018 for about $60. The 3-drawer chests came in nine colors and each drawer has a metal handle. The chests are 27-and-a-half inches high, 31-and-a-quarter inches wide, and 15-and-a-half inches deep. Each chest weighs about 56 pounds.READ MORE: Surveillance Video Shows Response After Four Children Shot In East Baltimore; Governor Criticizes Justice System As ‘Broken’ Amid Spike In Violence
The 3-drawer chests were sold both individually and as part of a three-piece bedroom set.
The model number is printed on a label on the back of the chest.
3-drawer chests with the model numbers listed above that end in the letter A, B, C, D or E are also included in this recall.READ MORE: For The Third Day In A Row, Some Baltimore City Schools Were Forced To Dismiss Early Due To Lack Of Air Conditioning
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission recall notice, South Shore has received two reports of tip-over incidents; a two-year-old died in one of the incidents after the unanchored, empty chest tipped over. In the other incident, a child has bruises and scratches on his leg.
Customers should immediately stop using any recalled chest that is not properly anchored to the wall, and put it in a place where a child can not access it.
South Shore is offering three recall options:
- Consumers can receive a full refund with free pick-up of the Chest;
- Consumers can also remove the drawer slides from one side of the Chest and receive packaging along with a prepaid shipping label from the company to mail in the drawer slides for a full refund; or
- Consumers can receive a free tip-over restraint kit and can request a one-time free in-home installation of the kit.
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More information can be found on the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website.