Bexco Enterprises Inc., dba Million Dollar Baby announced a recall of Million Dollar Baby Dressers. CPSC and Million Dollar Baby have received two reports of deaths associated with these dressers. An 11-month-old boy from Oklahoma and a 20-month-old girl from California were reported to have suffocated when their dressers tipped over, entrapping them between the dresser and the floor. The cause of the infant deaths has not been determined.
If a young child climbs up open dresser drawers, the dresser can tip over and pose the risk of entrapment.
The baby dressers were sold from January 2006 through June 2010. This recall involves “Emily” style four-drawer dressers with model numbers M4712, M4722, M4732 and M4742 and similar “Ryan” dressers with the model M4733. The dressers were sold in five finishes: Cherry, Ebony, Espresso, Honey Oak and White. The model number, “Million Dollar Baby” and “MADE IN TAIWAN” are printed on a label located on the back of the dresser. The recalled dresser measures 33-inches high by 20-inches deep by 40-inches wide and is a part of the DaVinci children’s bedroom furniture collection. The dressers are made from pine and wood composite.
Approximately 18,000 baby dressers were sold at JCPenney and independent juvenile specialty stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, BabiesRUs.com, BabyUniverse.com and other online retailers from January 2006 through June 2010 for between $230 and $300.
According to the recall notice, consumers should immediately stop using and keep the dresser out of a child’s reach. Consumers can contact Million Dollar Baby to receive a free retrofit kit that contains a wall anchor strap, which attaches to the dresser and wall to help prevent the dresser from tipping. The kits can be ordered by visiting the firm’s website at http://www.themdbfamily.com/safety2 and click on Safety HQ or call toll-free at (888) 673-6652 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.
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