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Safavieh recalls 500 lingerie chests

Company determines Audrey chest poses tip-over hazard

safavieh chestPORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. – Case goods importer Safavieh has recalled 500 of its Audrey lingerie chests due to a potential tip-over hazard.

The company voluntarily recalled the items as part of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Fast Track Recall process, which allows a recall to happen sooner versus later once a company identifies a potential hazard. The process is meant to protect consumers, including children who can die or face serious injuries resulting from tip-overs of heavy case pieces.

In this case, no injuries were reported. However the company determined these chests are unstable if not anchored to the wall. The CPSC also said they also do not comply with the U.S. voluntary tip-over standard ASTM F2057-14.

The recall involves the Audrey lingerie chest, which comes in a white smoke finish and has the item number AMH6584A, which is printed on a tag included in the original product packaging. The chests have one drawer and one door below the drawer and measure 18 inches wide, by 15 inches deep and 30 inches high.

Made in China, they were sold online at Amazon.com, Overstock.com and Wayfair.com from January 2012 through June 2016 for about $130.

The U.S. CPSC has advised consumers to immediately stop using any recalled chest that is not anchored to the wall and to put it in an area that children can’t access. Customers also can contact Safavieh for a refund by calling 866-422-9070. Information is also available online at www.safavieh.com on the safety notice tab at the bottom of the page.

The company is also contacting all know purchasers directly to alert them to the recall.

Thomas RussellThomas Russell | Associate Editor, Furniture Today
trussell@furnituretoday.com

I'm Tom Russell and have worked at Furniture/Today since August 2003. Since then, I have covered the international side of the business from a logistics and sourcing standpoint. Since then, I also have visited several furniture trade shows and manufacturing plants in Asia, which has helped me gain perspective about the industry in that part of the world. As I continue covering the import side of the business, I look forward to building on that knowledge base through conversations with industry officials and future overseas plant tours. From time to time, I will file news and other industry perspectives online and, as always, welcome your response to these Web postings.

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