Re: Important Safety Notice for Homestar/Finch 3-drawer chest of drawers

We are conducting a recall in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission [to see the Recall Alert published by the CPSC click the tab at the bottom of the website]. 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 serious injuries to children, especially if heavy objects are placed on the top. Below are pictures of the models of this chest and the label on the back.

While there have never been any accidents involving these chest of drawers, Homestar Ltd., the successor company to Homestar North America, is sending you this communication to provide you with free help to minimize the future risk of tip-over.

  • If your chest is not anchored to the wall, stop using the chest and place it in an area that children cannot access until the strap is installed.

  • When Homestar originally sold you this chest, it included an anti-tip strap
    • If you would like us to arrange for a free in-home installation of either the original strap or a free replacement strap, email us at CPSCanti-tip@homestarltd.com or call us at 877-353-5999 from 9am to 5pm ET, Monday through Friday.
    • In the alternative, you can install the original strap or a free replacement strap using the instructions that can be accessed below [to see the Anti-Tip Strap Assembly Instructions for the Side or Top mount click the desired tab at the bottom of the website ] or you can go to the following video, https://tinyurl.com/wf5txve, which visually shows you how to install an anti-tip strap on an assembled Finch chest of drawers.
    • And, if you still need help, you can call us at 877-353-5999 from 9am to 5pm ET, Monday through Friday, and we can help you with the installation over the phone.

  • If your strap is missing, email us at CPSCanti-tip@homestarltd.com or call us at 877-353-5999 from 9am to 5pm ET, Monday through Friday, so we can mail you another free strap and installation instructions.

  • Even after the strap is installed, it is important that you follow these additional precautions:
    • Do not put any heavy objects such as a TV or aquarium on top of the chest of drawers.
    • Do not place any heavy objects that you want to store in this chest of drawers in the top drawer. Please do not exceed the maximum suggested load limit of 15 lbs. per drawer as specified in the assembly manual.
    • Do not let children climb on this chest of drawers, or use the drawers as steps, especially on the top two drawers when they are open.

We hope you follow the instructions described above. Please let us know if you need help or have questions. Thank you for your cooperation.

Homestar LTD.

Photos

Model number location:

On the sticker on the back panel

Anti-tip strap instructions:

Click Here To download the assembly instructions for the replacement anti-tip strap requested Side Attachment Assembly Instructions.

Click Here To download the assembly instructions for the replacement anti-tip strap requested Top Attachment Assembly Instructions.

To view the replacement anti-tip strap assembly instructions video on You Tube.

CPSC Recall Alert:

To see the CPSC Recall Alert.