BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Full-line furniture resource Hodedah has recalled 26,500 of its four-drawer chests due to tip-over and entrapment hazards that can result in injuries or death to children.
The recall involves the HI4DR chests. While there have been no injuries or incidents reported, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said the units are unstable if not anchored to the wall, which poses a tip-over and entrapment hazard to children. The CPSC said the units also do not comply with the performance standards of the U.S. voluntary industry tip-over standard.
Consumers have been advised to stop using any of the units that are not properly anchored to the wall and place them in an area that children can’t access.
The units were sold in beech, mahogany, chocolate, cherry, white and black colors and measure about 40 inches tall, 27.5 inches wide and 15.5 inches deep and weigh about 84 pounds.
Made in Malaysia and imported by Hodedah Import Inc. of Brooklyn, N.Y., they were sold at Wayfair.com, HomeDepot.com, Walmart.com, Amazon.com, Unbeatablesale.com, Homesquare.com, Houzz.com, Gdoedeckers.com, Cymax.com, 123stores.com, Hayneedle.com and Overstock.com from July 2017 through April 2020 for between $90 and $200.
The CPSC said that Hodedah will provide free anti-tip anchoring kits or packaging and pre-paid shipping labels so that consumers can remove the chest’s drawer slides and return them to the company for a full refund. They have also been advised to discard the rest of the dresser.
For more information, consumers can contact Hodedah toll free at (855) 463-3324 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or email [email protected] or visit www.hodedah.com and click on the recall information tab at the top of the page.
I’m Tom Russell and have worked at Furniture/Today since August 2003. Since then, I have covered the international side of the business from a logistics and sourcing standpoint. Since then, I also have visited several furniture trade shows and manufacturing plants in Asia, which has helped me gain perspective about the industry in that part of the world. As I continue covering the import side of the business, I look forward to building on that knowledge base through conversations with industry officials and future overseas plant tours. From time to time, I will file news and other industry perspectives online and, as always, welcome your response to these Web postings.