The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalled multiple companies’ furniture tip-over restraint kits due to injury and trapping hazards to children. The recall notice was posted on Jan. 11, 2024.
According to the CPSC, the plastic zip ties in the restraint kits can become brittle or break, allowing a piece of furniture to detach and tip over, causing an entrapment and severe injury, or even death, to children.
Furniture tip-over incidents involve heavy furniture, such as a dresser, falling onto an individual, usually a small child, due to the instability of climbing upon the unit or pushing the product. Product instability can occur due to unstable design, placement on an unstable surface, or a defective furniture restraint device.
Tipping furniture, such as a dresser or other type of clothing storage unit, poses a serious risk of injuries, or even death, to small children.
Furniture companies have received two reports of the New Age tip-over restraint kits breaking during use.
What products are included in the recall?
Millions of products are included in this recall. The New Age tip-over restraint kits included a plastic zip-tie, two brackets, and two screws sold with clothing storage units.
Manufacturing dates on the recalled products are from November 2019 or later and are located on a sticker or stamp on the unit.
Affected products were sold at the following furniture companies:
- American Drew
- American Woodcrafters
- Amini Innovation Corporation
- Ashley Furniture Industries, LLC
- Austin Group Furniture, LLC
- Avalon International Inc., LLC
- Bassett Furniture Industries, Inc.
- Drew and Jonathan by Hooker Furnishings
- Emery Park
- FD Home Corp.
- Flexsteel Industries, Inc.
- Furniture Values International, LLC
- Homelegance USA, LLC
- Hooker Furnishings
- Kincaid Furniture
- LC Direct Furniture
- Legacy Classic/Modern Furniture
- Liberty Furniture Industries, Inc.
- Magnussen Home Furnishings, Inc.
- New Classic Home Furnishings, Inc.
- Parker House Furniture
- Progressive Furniture
- Pulaski Furniture
- Riverside Furniture
- Samuel Lawrence
- Springhill Designs
- Standard Furniture Manufacturing Co., LLC
- Universal Furniture
- Van Thiel & Co.
- Vanguard Furniture Company
The CPSC advises consumers to stop using the products immediately and to keep children away from the affected furniture until the restraint kits are replaced.
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