Following its warning notice earlier in the month regarding Canyon Furniture’s Creekside Kids Five-Drawer Chest recall, on July 22nd, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) issued another alert for another five-drawer chest over similar tip-over and entrapment concerns.
This warning, regarding the Barrington 5-Drawer Chest, cites the risk of serious injury or death to children if the chest is not anchored to a wall. The notice states that the product, imported and sold exclusively by Houston-based Bel Furniture Inc., is unstable and does not comply with the industry standard for free-standing clothing storage units of that size.
The dresser, measuring 49 inches tall, 35 inches wide, and 19 inches deep has already injured at least one child in a tip-over event. The affected dressers were marked with a sticker on the backside, identifying the product as the “Barrington 5-Drawer Chest” from the “Mollai Collection.” Bel Furniture has asked consumers to immediately stop using the chest and contact it for a full refund with the free pick-up of the dresser, or for a free installation of tip-over restraints and says it has begun contacting purchasers directly.
On the heels of the Canyon Furniture recall at the beginning of the month, this notice serves as a stark reminder of the dangers posed to children when manufacturers and retailers take shortcuts. Tip-over accidents can be life-changing for a child, but they are preventable.
If you or someone you know has been injured by the Creekside Drawer Chest, the Barrington 5‑Drawer Chest, or another defective product, contact the attorneys at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner by calling 713-742-6004 or toll-free at 1-888-261-9018.