If You Have These Popular Pieces of Furniture at Home, Get Rid of Them
These recently recalled home fixtures could present a serious safety hazard to you and your family.
Decorating your home should be an enjoyable task, whether you're choosing window treatments or picking out linens. Unfortunately, choosing the wrong décor for your home can do more than give it an outdated aesthetic—it could make it downright dangerous. In the past two months alone, five popular pieces of furniture from major U.S. retailers have been pulled from stores for serious safety issues, and if they're in your home, your safety could be at risk. Read on to discover if your home décor from Target, Crate and Barrel, CB2, and Bed Bath & Beyond is subject to a furniture recall. And If You Have This Popular Device at Home, You're at Risk of a Fire.
Walker Edison Drawer Chests
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced on Nov. 4 that furniture company Walker Edison is recalling two chests of drawers. The chests of drawers in question come in stained wood, wood laminate, white, and gray finishes, and have removable legs approximately five inches tall. The chests can become unsteady if they're not anchored to a wall, leading to the potential for them to tip and cause injuries, although none have been reported so far. The recall affects approximately 25,000 chests sold online to North American customers through Amazon, Best Buy, Pier 1, and Target, and other retailers. Anyone with one of the chests can contact Walker Edison to have their product replaced or refunded. And if you want to protect yourself and your loved ones, This Common Household Item Has Been Recalled Over Fire Risk.
Crate and Barrel Danish Tall Bookcases
The Danish tall bookcases from popular furniture and home goods retailer Crate and Barrel are being recalled as of Oct. 21, due to the bookcase collapsing when full. The CPSC has received five reports of the bookcase's legs breaking, but there have been no reported injuries thus far. Approximately 2,100 of these bookcases—which come in Danish White and Natural or Danish Walnut and White color combinations—were sold in stores and online from June 2017 through January 2020. Owners can receive a full refund of their purchase price by contacting Crate and Barrel. And if you want to keep yourself safe, This "Protective" Product Is Being Recalled Due to Fire Risk.
CB2 Trace Bookcases
On Oct. 21, Crate and Barrel offshoot CB2 recalled its Trace bookcases due to the risk of collapse, the CPSC reports. The bookcase, which was sold at CB2 stores and online from June 2019 through July 2020, can collapse when loaded with books or other items, posing an injury risk to owners. So far, there have been 11 reports of the bookcase collapsing, but no injuries. The recall affects approximately 407 bookcases sold in the U.S. and Canada. Those who've purchased the item can request a refund or replacement from the company. And for more product safety news delivered to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.
CB2 Bordo Dining Tables
It's not just Crate and Barrel and CB2 bookcases that are being recalled. The company also recalled its Bordo and Bordo XL dining tables on Oct. 7. The concrete tables, which sold online and in stores for approximately $1,500 and $2,300, respectively, have legs that can become unsteady and collapse when the table is moved, the CPSC reports. The recall affects approximately 1,120 tables sold between August 2018 and June 2020; four collapses and one laceration injury have been reported so far. If you have one in your home, you can contact CB2 for a full refund. And for more potentially perilous products, If You Have This Fan in Your House, Stop Using It Immediately.
Bed Bath & Beyond Salt Lounge Chairs
Bed Bath & Beyond's Salt lounge chairs were recalled by the retailer as of Oct. 21, and those who own them can now have their purchases refunded. The chairs, which were sold in stores and online between April 2020 and August 2020, have a locking mechanism that can disengage, putting users at risk of a fall. Out of the approximately 10,330 Salt chairs sold in the U.S. and Canada, CPSC has received 19 reports of chairs breaking, as well as four reports of user injury resulting from falls.