South Shore expands recall of Summer Breeze chests
June 29, 2017,
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Canadian case goods manufacturer South Shore Furniture has expanded the recall of its Summer Breeze chests of drawers due to a tip-over and entrapment hazard.
The Summer Breeze chest in the royal cherry finish.
There have been no injuries related to the recalled chests, which were made in Canada and sold online at Amazon.com, Walmart.com, Wayfair.com and other online retailers from February 2005 through December 2016 for about $160.
The original recall covered the Summer Breeze chest in a royal cherry finish, which bears the model number 3746035 or 3746035A. The expanded recall includes chests from the same collection in three other finishes including blueberry (3294035 or 3294035A); chocolate (3219035 or 3219035A) and white (3210035 or 3210035A).
According to the CPSC, the chests measure 44 inches high by 31 inches wide and 16-inches deep and weigh 88 pounds. Each drawer has two round knobs.
The CPSC has advised consumers to immediately stop using any of these chests that are not anchored to the wall and put them in an area that children cannot access.
South Shore officials said the company has developed a new and safer version of the Summer Breeze collection dresser that meets the voluntary industry standard ASTM F2057-14. The company said this version has already been back in the market for several weeks.
"The product conception was improved and stability revised, so that the product is now safe and childproof without any tip over restraint kit," South Shore said in a statement. "Safety, particularly the safety of babies and children, has always been a main priority in our over 75-years company’s history, and as we have been actively working on the tip over prevention, we were able to quickly comply with the new clarified standard and implement a new corrected version of the chest that is now available to our consumers."
Consumers can contact South Shore for a full refund or a free tip-over restraint kit for the recalled models. Consumers who are unable or unwilling to install the tip restraint kit can contact South Shore for a free one-time in-home installation of the kit, the CPSC said.
South Shore can be reached at 800-290-0465 from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Information is also available at www.southshore.com under the recall information tab.
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