What's the Problem?
According to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) , this recall affects 2 Walker Edison drawer chests made of wood and either painted white, gray, painted with wood stain, or covered in a wood imitation laminate.
The drawer chests are not marked; however, the following model numbers are marked on the boxes: BR3DMILDRDW (840035320847) and BR3DMILDRSG (840035320854). Spencer 4-Drawer Chests are marked with the following model numbers: BR4DDRCA (842158142443), BR4DDRWH (842158142436), and BR4DDRWT (842158142450).
The recalled dressers were sold online from August 2018 through March 2020 for between about $200 and $300.
If you purchased a dresser that is affected by this recall, you should stop using it immediately and contact Walker Edison for instructions to dispose of the product and obtain a full refund or free replacement.
This recall began on November 4, 2020.
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The Dangers of a Dresser Tip-Over
Every 17 minutes in the U.S., someone is injured by a piece of falling furniture. The most common deadly 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 forward. The addition of only a little weight, such as that of a toddler, can cause a dangerous tip-over.
Believe it or not, there are currently no standards governing the design of dressers. The industry is essentially self-regulated, with manufacturers publishing recommended manufacturing guidelines.
The current 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 lbs on any individual drawer. This is designed to simulate the weight of a child hanging from the drawer.
However, furniture makers are not legally obligated to manufacture dressers that meet these standards. A test by Consumer Reports found that 1 out of every 5 new dressers fails to meet the industry’s own standards for stability. As a result, millions of poorly designed and dangerous dressers sit in bedrooms across the U.S.
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Do I Have a Walker Edison Dresser Lawsuit?
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If you or a loved one was injured 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.