Call Us Now
877-FL-Injury

Target Recalls Top-Heavy Dressers

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on September 16, 2017

Target stores across the nation issued an urgent recall on September 13th that concerns a popular line of dressers sold under the Room Essentials brand name. According to the recall report, these dressers possess 4 drawers and were being sold in three different color options.A precise measurement of the dressers themselves finds them to be 41 7/8 inches in height, 31 1/2 inches wide and 15 11/16 inches in depth. The three color options (black, espresso, and maple) carried the serial numbers 249-05-0103, 249-05-0106, and 249-05-0109 respectively. This number was printed and displayed prominently on the dresser’s packaging.

The recall itself concerns the high possibility that these dressers will become top heavy and tip over, a problem that is important for those individuals who have young children, especially young children who are just learning to walk and use the surrounding environment as a series of supports. In the recall notice, Target asked that anyone with one of the dressers described above should immediately cease using the object unless it is firmly anchored to a wall and away from a location easily accessible by children. If a consumer of the defective dressers should so wish, Target is offering a full refund upon the return of the product.

The Room Essentials dressers were made in Denmark and sold in America and Canada between January of 2013 and April of 2016. Their average retail cost was $118, although the price fluctuated depending on the region of sale. According to the notice, around 172,000 units were sold throughout the United States between the dates listed above, meaning that numerous homes are currently at risk from these dangerous storage containers.

As of the most recent report, 12 of the Room Essentials dressers have collapsed, with two of the incidents involving children around three years old. Although no specific injuries have yet to be reported in connection with these instances, it seems only a short matter of time before a larger issue arises with the dressers. Consumers will no doubt remember the disaster of the Ikea dressers that resulted in the deaths of several toddlers and the company itself paying out over $50 million to those affected by the defective furniture.

James O. Cunningham

Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.

Connect with James O. Cunningham on Google+

Related Articles:


Florida Personal Injury Office Locations

Main Office

Orlando Personal Injury Office:
3117 Edgewater Dr
Orlando, FL 32804
Phone: 407-425-2000
Toll Free: 877-FL-INJURY
                 (877-354-6587)
Fax: 407-843-8274

Seminole County

Lake Mary Office:
1001 Heathrow Park Lane
Suite 4001
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Phone: 407-487-4408

Osceola County

Kissimmee Office:
17 S. Orlando Ave.
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Phone: 407-966-4408

Volusia County

Daytona Beach Office:
1301 Beville Rd., Suite 8
Daytona Beach, FL 32119
Phone: 386-243-4994

DeBary Office:
465 Summerhaven Drive, Suite C
DeBary, FL 32713
Phone: 386-320-3911

Deland Office:
Downtown Executive Center
120 South Woodland Blvd.
Deland, FL 32720
Phone: 386-206-1264

Citrus County

Inverness Office:
110 North Apopka Ave.
Inverness, FL 34453
Phone: 352-205-4341

Polk County

Lakeland Office:
1102 S. Florida Ave., Suite 104
Lakeland, FL 33803
Phone: 863-968-7551

Winter Haven Office:
325 Avenue A, N.W.
Winter Haven, FL 33881
Phone: 863-968-7173

Hillsborough County

Tampa Office:
100 S. Edison St. Suite D
Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: 813-355-9772

Marion-Sumter Counties

The Villages Office:
3420 U.S. Hwy. 27/441
Fruitland Park, FL 34731
Phone: 352-419-0825

Lake County

Mt. Dora Office:
602 East 5th Ave.
Mt. Dora, FL 32757
Phone: 352-436-4696

Clermont Office:
900 W. Highway 50
Clermont, FL 34711
Phone: 352-503-4674

Brevard County

Titusville Office:
506 S. Palm Ave.
Titusville, FL 32780
Phone: 321-222-7300

Cocoa Office:
96 Willard Street
Suite 206,
Cocoa, FL 32922
Phone: 321-757-1373