Update: Hodedah Recalls 4-Drawer Chest for Tip-Over Risk
Hodedah Import Inc. has issued a nationwide recall for about 26,500 of its Hodedah HI4DR 4-drawer chests which may be defectively designed in a way which makes them prone to tipping over if not securely anchored to a wall. Affected products were sold in beech, mahogany, chocolate, cherry, white, and black colors. The chests measure about 40 inches tall, 27.5 inches wide, and 15.5 inches deep and weigh about 84 pounds. This recall began on May 13, 2020.
What's the Problem?
CPSC tested the Hodedah HI4DR dresser and found that it is unstable and can tip over easily if not anchored. The agency is recommending that customers anchor Hodedah dressers to the wall or place them in an area where children cannot get near them.
To date, Hodedah has not issued a recall for the HI4DR dresser, despite the CPSC and other public safety agencies urging the company to do so.
"If they have enough information to warn the public, they have enough information to issue a recall,” said Rachel Weintraub with the Consumer Federation of America. “And if the company is not agreeing to doing a voluntary recall, they should use their mandatory recall authority, which they do have that power."
Furniture Tip-Over Injuries
Between 2014 and 2018, furniture tip-over incidents resulted in approximately 20,000 emergency room visits per year and at least 89 deaths, according to the CPSC. Most of the deaths involved chests, bureaus or dressers, toppling over and killing small children.
Do I Have a Hodedah Dresser Lawsuit?
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If your child or other loved one was injured, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.