Quebec furniture maker recalls dresser sold in Canada, US after toddler's death

Quebec furniture maker recalls dresser sold in Canada, US after toddler's death

Quebec furniture maker recalls dresser sold in Canada, US after toddler's death

In one, a child had bruises on his leg and scratches.

About 310,000 units were sold in the USA, and about 6,900 were sold in Canada. That meeting could lead to stronger measures for products such as the Libra 3-drawer dresser, by applying the existing standard to dressers as short as 27 inches.

And the notice says South Shore knows this because it's received two reports of tip-overs involving children.

According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, the recall was issued on Thursday.

South Shore Furniture is urging consumers to stop using the recalled dresser if it is not properly anchored to the wall.

The following model numbers are included in the recall: 3146033, 3070033, 3159033, 3050033, 3113033, 10430, 10433, 10680 and 10682. The model number is printed on a label on the back of the chest. Officials said the three-drawer chests are unstable if they are not anchored to the wall.

Health Canada has recalled the Libra 3-drawer chest, made by Quebec-based South Shore Furniture Ltd., after a toddler was killed when it tipped over.

For additional information, the company can be reached toll-free from 8 a.m.to 5 p.m. ET at 855-215-4932 or online at www.southshorefurniture.com under the "Recall Information" tab. By contacting the company, consumers can get a free pickup and refund, receive new drawer slides, or get free in-home installation of an anchor to keep it from tipping over. In 2015, Ikea launched a campaign in the U.S. and Canada to encourage owners of the Malm chests of drawers to anchor them to the wall.

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