First STURDY recall: CPSC tags Rooms To Go dressers

WASHINGTON – The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a recall of a series of children’s dressers sold at Rooms To Go for violation of the STURDY Act.

“The recalled dressers are unstable if they are not properly anchored to the wall, posing serious tip-over and entrapment hazards that can result in injuries or death to children,” the Commission wrote. “The dressers violate the performance requirements of STURDY.”

The recall involves the six-drawer Mill Valley Jr. youth dressers in either white or cherry, with model numbers C2192Y-N04 and C2193Y-N04. Around 200 were sold between December 2023 and January 2024 exclusively at Rooms To Go stores nationwide and online. They’re around 57.5 inches long, 35 inches high and 18 inches wide, and weigh 132 pounds. They sold for around $450 each.

The dressers were imported by LFN Ltd., a Chinese company doing business in Vietnam.

No injuries have been reported.

The CPSC has advised consumers to stop using the dressers immediately and to keep children away from them. Consumers should contact Rooms To Go for a free replacement dresser. The retailer will schedule a free delivery of the replacement and remove the recalled dresser. Rooms To Go is contacting all known purchasers directly, the CPSC said.

Rooms To Go issued a comment to Furniture Today: “The issue was identified through routine testing and was promptly reported to the CPSC. Rooms To Go takes product safety and compliance seriously, and there were no incidents or injuries reported.”

This marks the first violation of the STURDY Act, which passed April 19, 2023, and went into effect last September. On April 19, the CPSC voted that the previously voluntary ASTM furniture tip-over standard met the requirements of STURDY, which had directed the CSPC to adopt a mandatory safety regulation standard for clothing storage furniture.

While not a violation of STURDY, the CPSC did recall millions of plastic furniture tip-over prevention kits in January of this year. The Commission said the kits could fail and cause furniture to detach from the anchored wall.

See also:

  • STURDY Act goes into effect this week
  • CPSC recalls millions of furniture tip-over kits made in Vietnam

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