"Libra" 3-drawer chest by South Shore recalled due to tip-over hazard

Starting date:
May 9, 2019
Posting date:
May 9, 2019
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-69064

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: "Libra" 3-drawer chest by South Shore
  • Issue: The chest may tip over if not securely anchored to the wall.
  • What to do: Stop using the chest and contact the company to receive a free repair kit to anchor the unit to the wall.

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC), and South Shore Furniture of Canada

Affected products

Libra 3-drawer chest

Product description

This recall involves "Libra" 3-drawer chests offered in 9 different colours. The model number is printed on the label affixed to the back of the unit. The unit measures 70 cm (27.5 inches) in height, 80 cm (31.25 inches) in width and 40 cm (15.5 inches) in depth and weighs approximately 25 kg (56 pounds).

The following products are included in the recall:
Model Number Colour
3146033 Royal Cherry
3070033 Black
3159033 Chocolate
3050033 White
3113033 Natural Maple
10430 Light Gray
10433 Gray Oak
10680 Country Pine
10682 Rustic Oak

Some chests have also been sold as part of a bedroom furniture set under the following model numbers. Note that the other items in these bedroom sets have not been recalled.

The following products sold as part of a bedroom set are included in the recall:
Model Number Colour
3070223 Black
3159223 Chocolate
3050223 White<

Hazard identified

The recalled chests may tip over if not securely anchored to the wall, posing an entrapment hazard that can result in serious injury or death to children.

As of April 30, 2019, the company has received no reports of the chest tipping over in Canada. In the United States, two incident reports, one involving a death and one involving minor injuries, have been reported to South Shore Furniture.

Number sold

Approximately 6,930 recalled products have been sold in Canada, approximately 310,000 in the United States, and approximately 5,600 in Mexico.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from October 2009 to July 2018.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Canada and Mexico

Companies

Distributor
South Shore Furniture ltd of Canada
CANADA
Manufacturer
South Shore Furniture ltd of Canada
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should stop using the chest and contact the company to receive a free repair kit to anchor the unit to the wall.

Consumers can contact the company at 1-855-215-4932 Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Service is available in French, English and Spanish.

Consumer scan also read the release by the US CPSC at the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.