South Shore recalls Summer Breeze chest
February 1, 2017,
Summer Breeze chest
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of South Shore’s Summer Breeze five-drawer chest this week. It includes about 3,500 units sold in the U.S., 250 sold in Canada and five in Mexico.
The units included in the recall have the model number 3746035 printed on a label on the back of the chest and on the assembly guide. The chests are 44 inches high, 31 inches wide and are 16 inches deep and weigh 88 pounds, according to the CPSC.
Made in Canada, they were sold at Amazon.com, Walmart.com, wayfair.com and other online retailers from April 2014 through December 2016 for about $160.
The CPSC advised consumers to stop using any recalled chest that is not properly anchored to the wall and put it in an area that children can’t access. It has also advised consumers to call South Shore for a full refund and free pick up of the chest, or for a tip-over restraint kit and a one-time in-home installation of the kit.
South Shore also is contacting consumers who purchased these chests directly to inform them of their options regarding the recall.
"Safety in general and particularly the safety of babies and children has always be a main priority in our over 75 years company’s history," said Nicole Basenach, who handles consumer relations for South Shore. "We were proactive with the safety of our consumers in mind and included the security bracket voluntary for over 6 years in all our furniture pieces over 30 inches."
She added that the company has worked "proactively with the CPSC and with all our distributors to reach out to our consumers to re-emphasize the need to install the bracket that was already included in the product packaging or find alternate solutions. We have been actively working on including additional safety features and have various solutions identified to prevent the tip over risk in the future."
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