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Nearly 1 Million Ridgewood Four-Drawer Dressers Recalled; Sold Exclusively at Kmart

Posted On 10/04/19

The risk of residential appliances and furniture tipping over is a hidden danger of which manufacturers are full aware, yet dangerous products continue to be sold.

bellmont dresser

In yet another example, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the furniture manufacturer Ridgewood Industries, Inc. of Canada has issued a recall on the Bellmont four-drawer dressers with plastic drawer glides.  The dressers were sold exclusively at  Kmart stores nationwide from April 2013 to November 2018 for about $40.

The recalled dressers 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. Consumers should immediately stop using any recalled dresser that is not properly anchored to a wall and place them in an area that children cannot access.

The recalled dressers were sold in two sizes and four colors, each with its own model number, which can be found on the instruction manual that came with each model or in the chart below.

Model Number

Dimensions

Color

5933015K

29-3/4″H x 27-5/8″W x 15-5/8″D

White

5933026K

29-3/4″H x 27-5/8″W x 15-5/8″D

Black

5933080K

29-3/4″H x 27-5/8″W x 15-5/8″D

Light Pine

5933102K

29-3/4″H x 27-5/8″W x 15-5/8″D

Brown Oak

634026KPM

32-1/4″H x 27-5/8″W x 15-5/8″D

Black

634102KPM

32-1/4″H x 27-5/8″W x 15-5/8″D

Brown Oak

63415KPM

32-1/4″H x 27-5/8″W x 15-5/8″D

White

63480KPM

32-1/4″H x 27-5/8″W x 15-5/8″D

Light Pine

Contact Ridgewood to receive a free anchoring kit, including a wall anchor strap. Consumers can request a one-time, free in-home installation of the wall anchor strap.  Also, Ridgewood can be reached toll-free at 888-222-7460 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT, or visit www.ameriwood.com and click on “Support” for more information.

And we recognize that the problem goes beyond the manufacturers because even when a product is supplied with wall anchor straps or other anti-tip devises, all too frequently installers short cut and fail to utilize them.  We have had several cases involving apartment complexes that resulted in children being severely injured when stoves tipped over.

If you or a loved one has been severely injured by unsecured appliances or furniture tipping over, please contact us for a free case evaluation and consultation.  We can help you get the compensation you deserve.