WASHINGTON – Sears Holdings Management Corp. is recalling about 19,900 four-drawer chests due to a tip-over and entrapment hazard that can be dangerous to children.
The recall involves the Essential Home Belmont 2.0 four-drawer chests which were sold by Transform under the Essential Home brand name.
The chests are 29.8 inches high and 27.7 inches wide and were sold in four colors including black, pine, walnut and white. The manufacturer’s name, “Kappesberg Moveis,” and the model number “F214” can be found on the instruction manual that came with each chest.
Made in Brazil, the units were sold at Kmart stores nationwide and online at www.Kmart.com from March 2018 through April 2020 for about $60. While there have been no incidents reported, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said the recalled chests are unstable and can tip-over if not anchored to the wall, which can result in death and injuries to young children.
Consumers have been advised to immediately stop using the recalled chests if they are not anchored to the wall and place them in an area children cannot access. For chests purchased on or after Feb. 11, 2019, consumers can contact Transform to receive a free anchoring kit, as well as a one-time free in-home installation. For chests purchased before this, they can contact Transform for a free anchoring kit.
For more information, consumers can contact Transform at (800) 659-7026 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday, or visit www.kmart.com and click on the “Product Recalls” tab.
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.