We have heard about many cases of toddlers and young children being injured after trying to climb on chests or dressers. In many cases, these incidents turned out to be serious and even deadly. As a result, many parents whose children were injured sued companies for not alerting them about the potential risks ahead of time or not launching recalls to make sure the products were repaired.
Now, yet another company is launching a recall for products associated with tip over incidents.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Mainstays four-drawer chests of drawers are too unstable if they are not properly anchored to the wall. As a result, children may end up trying to climb on these dressers, causing the piece of furniture to fall on them.
Impacted units include the Mainstays chests with plastic drawer glides and that may be identified by the model numbers 5412012WP, 5412301WP, 5412328WP, 5412015WY, 5412301WY, 5412012PCOM, 5412015PCOM, 5412026PCOM, 5412213PCOM, 5412214PCOM, 5412301PCOM, 5412317PCOM, and 5412328PCOM.
Consumers with the products impacted by the recall should stop using the chest if it’s not anchored to the wall and take it out of any room where children may have access to the piece of furniture.
The recalled model of chests has been associated with at least one incident that, unfortunately, resulted in injury. The 4-year-old involved in the incident suffered injuries after the chest tipped over him.
Since the recalled products have already caused injuries, consumers are urged to not ignore this recall campaign.
We hope the child who was injured in this incident is able to recover fully and quickly. But we also hope that others are learning about this recall and acting accordingly as other children may end up suffering major risks.
If you’re ever involved and injured in a similar product liability incident caused by a product that was later listed under a recall and you would like to have your case evaluated by a professional personal injury attorney who has been in the business for over 30 years, do not hesitate to contact us for a free case evaluation.