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Homestar recalls three-drawer TV chests

Units can pose a tip-over and entrapment hazard if not anchored to the wall

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Case goods resource Homestar North America has recalled 1,470 of its Stockholm three-drawer TV chests due to a potential tip-over and entrapment hazard.

Homestar chestThe Stockholm three-drawer TV chest by Homestar
The units, which were sold exclusively at www.Target.com, are unstable if they are not anchored to the wall. This can result in a tip-over or entrapment hazard that can result in death or injuries to children, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, which announced the recall June 28. The CPSC said the units also do not comply with performance requirements of the U.S. voluntary industry standard (ASTM F2057-14).

There have been no reported injuries associated with the units, which were sold on Target.com from May 2015 through August 2016 for about $160.

The recall includes the Stockholm three-drawer TV chests sold in Java brown, Sonoma, Sonoma/Java brown and Java brown/Sonoma. Made in the U.S., the chests have a top shelf and three drawers, and measure 40 1/8 inches high by 30 1/2 inches wide by 15 3/8 inches deep. The model numbers 249-09-2740, 249-09-0041, 249-09-2739, or 249-09-3429 are located on the back panel of the units.

The CPSC has advised consumers to immediately stop using any recalled chest that is not anchored to the wall and put it in an area that children cannot access. They can contact Homestar at 855-837-2569 for a full refund including return shipping charges or a free tip-over restraint kit with virtual installation instructions. Information about the recall is also available at www.homestarna.com under the recall alert link.

The company is also contacting consumers that purchased the recalled chests.

Homestar conducted the recall voluntarily under the CPSC’s Fast Track recall process, which allows firms to initiate the recall sooner versus later. This also more quickly alerts consumers about dangers associated with the product and helps avoid any future injuries or incidents associated with the product.

Thomas RussellThomas Russell | Associate Editor, Furniture Today

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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