Sauder Woodworking Co., of Archbold, Ohio, is recalling about 8,000 four-drawer chests.
The recalled chests are unstable unless properly anchored to the wall, posing a serious tip-over and entrapment hazard that could result in death or serious injuries to children. Due to a manufacturing problem, these chests do not comply with the voluntary safety standard (ASTM F2057-14).
No incidents or injuries have been reported.
This recall involves four-drawer wooden chests sold under the Storybook brand (model 416407). The white laminated chests have a single white wood pull on each drawer. The chests were manufactured between April 2016 and June 2016.
A label with the date code in the MM/YYYY format is located on the back of the unit. The chests measure 42.13 inches high by 29.25 inches wide and 16.25 inches deep.
The chests, manufactured in the U.S., were sold exclusively online at www.walmart.com from April 2016, through June 2016, for about $100.
What to do
Consumers should immediately stop using any recalled chests that are not properly anchored to the wall and place them in an area that children cannot access. Sauder Woodworking is contacting all known purchasers directly and sending free repair kits and wall anchoring kits.
Consumers unable or unwilling to attach the repair kit should contact Sauder Woodworking for a full refund. Consumers who request a refund will be provided instructions by Sauder on how to dispose of the chests.
Chests should be anchored to the wall whether or not they meet the U.S. voluntary industry standard.
Consumers may contact Sauder Woodworking at 800-523-3987 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday or online at www.sauder.com and click on “Public Notices” at the bottom of the page for more information.