The Natart Chelsea dresser is the latest recall we have for you. The company is recalling its Chelsea dressers for tip-over hazards. According to the CPSC, if a young child climbs up open dresser drawers, the dresser can tip over and pose the risk of entrapment. CPSC and the Company have received a report of a two-year-old boy from Barrington, Ill. who reportedly suffocated when he climbed on or up an open lower drawer into the second dresser drawer, causing the dresser to fall and entrap him between the unit and the floor.
The recall is for dressers that were sold at Furniture Kidz and on Baby.com from January 2005 to December 2010. The dressers in question are the Chelsea three-drawer windowed dresser = model number 3033. They were sold in five finishes Cappuccino, Cappuccino with a brown top, Ebony, Ebony with a brown top, and Antique or French White. A sticker with the word “Natart” and the firm’s logo is affixed to the inside of the top drawer. In addition, most dressers will have the model number, “Natart Juvenile,”
The Chelsea three-drawer dresser met applicable standards when produced but was manufactured prior to the existence of the May 2009 voluntary industry standard. That standard requires tip-over restraints that attach to the interior wall, framing or other support be included with all dressers to help prevent tip-over entrapment hazards to young children.
Consumers can visit: www.chelseawallanchors.com. The company says, “We are providing FREE retrofit kits (wall anchor straps) for any Chelsea 3 Drawer Dresser that was manufactured prior to December 2010. All dressers were compliant with the applicable safety standards at the time, however, those standards did not call for wall anchor straps, which we feel are a good preventative measure. When properly installed, the straps can help to prevent the tipping of furniture.”
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