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Prepac recalls 4-drawer chests due to tip-over, entrapment hazards

In-Home Remedy May Be Delayed Due to COVID-19 Restrictions; Keep Product Away from Children

Prepac is recalling about 21,000 4-drawer chests due to tip-over and entrapment hazards.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the recalled chests are unstable and can tip over if not anchored to the wall, posing serious tip-over and entrapment hazards that can result in death or injuries to children.

This recall includes Prepac 4-drawer chests with plastic drawer glides. The recalled chests were sold in three finishes, black, oak and white. The following model numbers are included in the recall and are printed on the instruction manual:

Model

Dimensions

Finish

BEP-3031-4

29-3/4”H x 30”W x 16”D

Black

BBD-3031-4

29-3/4”H x 30”W x 16”D

Black

OBD-3031-4

29-3/4”H x 30”W x 16”D

Oak

WHD-3031-4

29-3/4”H x 30”W x 16”D

White

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chests if not properly anchored to the wall and place them in an area that children cannot access. Contact Prepac to receive a free tipover restraint kit and consumers can request a one-time, free in-home installation of the wall anchor strap.

There have been no reported incidents or injuries.

The 4-drawer chests were sold online at Overstock.com, Target.com, Amazon.com and other online retailers from April 2005 through September 2018 for about $75.

Consumers can contact Prepac Manufacturing toll-free at 1-877-773-7221 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at prepacmfg.com and click on “Recall Information” for more information.

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