The Consumer Product Safety Commission just announced that the company Million Dollar Baby would be recalling 18,000 children’s dressers. The CPSC says that the dressers can become unstable and pose a risk of tipping over and injuring a child.
So far there have been two reports of death associated with the dressers, an 11-month-old in Oklahoma and a 20-month-old in California died. Though the cause of death in these cases has not been determined, it’s believed the children may have suffocated after becoming trapped when their dressers fell over on them.
The Million Dollar Baby dressers have been sold at several retailers including JC Penny and Babies R Us. The recall applies to various colors and styles of the four-drawer dressers, including the “Emily” and the “Ryan” dressers.
The CPSC advises that owners of these dressers should immediately stop using them and place them out of a child’s reach.
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