Prepac Recalls 4-Drawer Chests Due to Tip-Over and Entrapment Hazards

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


 

Recall Date: May 6, 2020
Recall Number: 20-117

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by Prepac Manufacturing in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Consumers should stop using the product immediately. While there have been zero reported accidents or incidents involving these chests, this communication is intended to provide you with the necessary information and hardware to minimize the risk of a potential tip-over.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Prepac 4-drawer chests

Hazard: 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.

Remedy: Repair

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 tip-over restraint kit and consumers can request a one-time, free in-home installation of the wall anchor strap.

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

Units: About 21,000

Description: This recall includes the 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 Number Finish Dimensions
BBD-3031-4 Black 29-3/4”H x 30”W x 16”D
BEP-3031-4 Black 29-3/4”H x 30”W x 16”D
OBD-3031-4 Oak 29-3/4”H x 30”W x 16”D
WHD-3031-4 White 29-3/4”H x 30”W x 16”D

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Sold At: Online at Overstock.com, Target.com, Amazon.com and other online retailers from April 2005 through September 2018 for about $75.

Importer: Prepac Manufacturing Ltd., of Canada

Manufacturer: Prepac Manufacturing Ltd., of Canada

Manufactured in: Canada

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Is your chest of drawers already anchored to the wall?

You do not need to take further action. 
If you have questions, please contact Customer Service at 877-773-7221

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Prepac Manufacturing strongly encourages the use of a Tipover Restraint Device for all chests, dressers, and storage cabinets over 27 inches high.

When you purchased your chest, it included a Tipover Restraint Device along with instructions on how to install it. If you did not install it previously, please locate it and refer to the installation video below. 

If you DO NOT have a Tipover Restraint Kit, please stop using your Chest and move it to an area that cannot be accessed by children. Please fill in the form below to receive your free replacement Tipover Restraint Kit and it will be shipped right away.

The Tipover Restraint Kit includes:

  • Two mounting brackets
  • One ¾ inch screw
  • One 2½ inch screw
  • One heavy duty cable strap
  • One optional wall anchor
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Tipover Restraint Installation Video
If you need help installing the Tipover Restraint, please click on the link to watch a step-by-step video.
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xxJbe0ZARY)

If you require assistance for installing the Tipover Restraint you may request a one-time, free installation of the Tipover Restraint Device.
Please note that due to the extraordinary circumstances surrounding COVID-19, this may not be available at this time.

FREE Tipover Restraint Kit Order & Installation Form:

Customer Information:

Consumer Contact:

Toll-free: 1-877-773-7221

Monday to Friday: 7:00am - 4:30pm PST / 10:00am - 7:30pm EST

Sunday: 7:00am - 12:00pm PST / 10:00am - 3:00pm EST