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The Bedroom Chest and the Risk of Toddler Death

chest of drawersEvery Mother and Father’s worst nightmare:  Junior trying to climb up his chest of drawers only to have it tip on him and crush him.  The risk is real and it still happens.

Parents cannot be more mindful when purchasing a chest of drawers for their infants room.  Flat out stay away from those that require “affixing” them to the wall.  Purchase the wide based models that pose no risk, even if an adult were to try and tip it over.

South Shore announced earlier today they were recalling their chest of drawers because of a fall-risk hazard they posed.  The South Shore chest of drawers weighs a whopping 88 pounds; far too much for a toddler to likely survive in a tip over.

See the recall notice here.

The recall advises that the chests are “unstable if not anchored to a wall” and that “the chests do not comply with the performance requirements of the U.S. voluntary industry standard.”

The law requires company’s to protect consumers against foreseeable harms and the risk of a tip over is all too foreseeable.

If you’re a parent of a child, be sure to double check the chests in your child’s room.  You can never be too safe.

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