FREE Case Review (866) 588-0600

Essential Home 4-Drawer Dresser Recall Lawsuit

Transform SR Holding Management LLC, is recalling nearly 20,000 Essential Home Belmont 2.0 four-drawer chests over concerns that they are unstable and can tip over if not anchored to the wall, posing serious tip-over and entrapment hazards that can result in death or injuries to children.
Awards & recognition
C.L. Mike Schmidt Published by C.L. Mike Schmidt
Free Confidential Lawsuit Review
If you or a loved one was injured, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing an Essential Home 4-Drawer Dresser Lawsuit and we can help. Please click the button below for a Free Confidential Case Evaluation or call us toll-free 24 hrs/day by dialing (866) 588-0600.

Start My Free Case Review

What’s the Problem?

This recall affects 4-drawer chests with plastic drawer glides sold by Transform under the Essential Home brand and identified as the “Belmont 2.0” model, according to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) [1].

Affected chests measure about 29.8 inches in height and 27.7 inches in width, and were sold in black, pine, walnut, and white. The manufacturer’s name, “Kappesberg Moveis,” and model number “F214” can be found on the instruction manual that came with the chests.

The recalled dressers were sold exclusively at Kmart stores nationwide and online at from March 2018 through April 2020 for about $60.

If you purchased a dresser that is affected by this recall, you should stop using it immediately unless it is securely anchored to a wall and out of the reach of children. For chests purchased on or after Feb. 11, 2019, contact Transform to receive a free anchoring kit and a free in-home installation. For chests purchased before Feb. 11, 2019, contact Transform to receive a free anchoring kit.

This recall began on August 11, 2020.

Related Article: Homestar Finch Dresser Tip-Over Case

The Dangers of Dresser Tip-Overs

Every 17 minutes in the U.S., someone is injured by a piece of falling furniture, according to the CPSC. The most common type of falling furniture is a dresser tip-over.

Over the past 2 decades, over 200 children have been killed by a tipped-over dresser. When a dresser’s drawers are open, the center of gravity shifts far forward. It only takes a small amount of weight, such as that of a young child, to cause a deadly tip-over.

Unfortunately, there are currently no standards regarding the design or manufacture of dressers. The industry operates on a “self-regulation” standard, under which manufacturers publish recommended manufacturing guidelines.

These guidelines apply to all dressers at least 27 inches tall, and state that a dresser should be able to resist a downward force of at least 50 pounds on any individual drawer. This is intended to simulate the weight of a child hanging from the drawer.

However, manufacturers are not obliged to produce dressers that meet these standards. A Consumer Reports test found that 20% of new dressers fail to meet the industry’s own standards for stability. As a result, millions of poorly designed and dangerous dressers sit in households across the U.S.

Related articles:

See all related product liability lawsuits our attorneys covered so far.

Choose our lawyers

Have you or a loved one been unreasonably injured by a dangerous or defective consumer product?

Do I Have an Essential Home 4-Drawer Dresser Lawsuit?

The Products Liability Litigation Group at Schmidt & Clark, LLP law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Essential Home 4-Drawer Dresser Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.

If your child or other loved one was harmed by a recalled dresser, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.

Free Confidential Case Evaluation

Verified 100% Secure SiteTo contact us for a free review of your potential case, please fill out the form below or call us toll free 24 hrs/day by dialing: (866) 588-0600.