Furniture tip over recall

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The unit has been linked to two incidents in the USA, one involving a death of a two-year-old and the other resulting in bruises and scratches to a child.

South Shore Furniture has recalled its three-drawer dressers for a possible tip-over and entrapment hazard. The chests are 27-and-a-half inches high, 31-and-a-quarter inches wide, and 15-and-a-half inches deep.

The drawers were sold online at Walmart.com, Amazon.com, Target.com and other online retailers from October 2009 through July 2018 for about $60.

The 3-drawer chests were sold both individually and as part of a three-piece bedroom set.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission recall notice, South Shore has received two reports of tip-over incidents; a two-year-old died in one of the incidents after the unanchored, empty chest tipped over.

Consumers can find the model number on the back of the chest.

Additionally, the company is giving away free tip-over restraint kits and offering free in-home installation of the kit.

Another child received bruises on his leg and scratches. Consumers may also remove the drawer slides from one side of the dresser. Officials said the three-drawer chests are unstable if they are not anchored to the wall.

About 310,000 of the units are being recalled in the USA, 6,900 in Canada and 5,600 in Mexico.

To begin the recall, customers can contact South Shore toll-free at 855-215-4932 from 8 a.m.to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.SouthShoreFurniture.com.

For more information on this recall including model numbers and color styles, visit the CPSC website.

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