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South Shore Furniture Recall 300K Drawers After Child Fatality

South Shore Furniture have recalled more than 300,000 chests of drawers after a 2-year-old died when one tipped over.

South Shore announced the recall of its Libra-style three-drawer chests due to stability issues if they aren't anchored to a wall, said the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

According to the agency, the recalled chests are unstable if they are not anchored to the wall, posing serious tip-over and entrapment hazards that can result in death or injuries to children.

The company has asked customers to immediately stop using any recalled chest that is not properly anchored to the wall, and place it in an area that children cannot access.

South Shore said it received two reports of tip-over incidents involving the recalled drawers. One incident reported a fatality involving a two year-old.

The recall involves Libra style 3-drawer chests of drawers sold in nine colors. Each drawer has one metal handle. The products were sold online at Walmart.com, Amazon.com, Target.com and other online retailers from October 2009 through July 2018 for about $60.

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