1 million dressers sold at Sears and Kmart are being recalled for tipping over

Around 1 million dressers sold at Sears and Kmart stores are being recalled after it was found they could tip over.

The recall includes Belmont four-drawer dressers with plastic drawer glides that were sold at Sears and Kmart stores nationwide and online from April 2013 to September 2019 for about $40.

The recalled dressers were sold in two sizes and four colors, each with its own model number, so there are eight recalls total. The colors are white, black, light pine and brown oak.

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The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission says the recalled dressers are unstable and can tip over if not anchored to the wall, which could pose serious hazards that can result in death or injuries to children. If a dresser falls on a child, they could become injured from the tip-over or become trapped underneath.

The dressers that are over 30 inches tall also do not comply with the performance requirements of the U.S. voluntary industry standard.

If you purchased one of the recalled dressers, you can find the model number on the instruction manual that came with it. Model numbers in the recall are: 5933015K, 5933026K, 5933080K, 5933102K, 634026KPM, 634102KPM, 63415KPM and 63480KPM.

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If you purchased a dresser you believe is involved in the recall, you should immediately stop using the dresser if it is not properly anchored to a wall or, conversely, place it in an area that children cannot access. Then, contact Ridgewood, the makers of the dresser, to receive a free anchoring kit that includes a wall anchor strap. You can also request a one-time, free in-home installation of the wall anchor strap.

If you have questions, you can call Ridgewood toll-free at 888-222-7460 Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT or visit their website for more information. If you’d like to report a product-related injury from these dressers, visit the CPSC’s website or call them at 800-638-2772.

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