31 companies are taking part in the recall along with an industry group called Alliance4Safety, which is providing information to consumers
HIGH POINT — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission today announced a recall involving millions of plastic anti-tip kits made by Vietnamese manufacturer New Age Industries that the agency said can become brittle and break, posing a tip-over/entrapment hazard for the same units they were designed to keep from falling on children.
A total of 31 companies are participating in the recall, along with a group called the Alliance4Safety. The alliance, also known as A4S, was created by the American Home Furnishings Alliance to help member companies navigate the recall process through a corrective action plan.
Home News Now first reported on the matter in mid-December with some details of the CAP. To view that story, click here.
The 31 companies (which include two subsidiaries of larger companies) involved in the recall are:
+ American Drew
+ American Woodcrafters
+ Amini Innovation Corp.
+ Ashley Furniture Industries
+ Austin Group Furniture
+ Avalon International
+ Bassett Furniture Industries
+ Drew & Jonathan Home by Hooker Furnishings
+ Emery Park
+ FD Home Corp.
+ Flexsteel Industries
+ Furniture Values International
+ Homelegance USA
+ Hooker Furnishings
+ Kincaid Furniture
+ LC Direct Furniture
+ Legacy Classic/Modern Furniture
+ Liberty Furniture Industries
+ Magnussen Home Furnishings
+ New Classic Home Furnishings
+ Parker House Furniture
+ Progressive Furniture
+ Pulaski Furniture
+ Riverside Furniture
+ Samuel Lawrence
+ Springhill Designs
+ Standard Furniture Manufacturing
+ Universal Furniture
+ Van Thiel & Co.
+ Vanguard Furniture
The companies involved in the recall have received two reports of the tip restraints — which anchor the clothing storage units to the wall — breaking. No injuries had been reported at the time of this week’s release from the CPSC.
The recall impacts clothing storage units with a manufacture date of November 2019 or later that were sold at furniture stores nationwide and online. For those units made from that point forward that have a plastic tip kit, consumers have been advised to keep children away from the clothing storage unit and contact the Alliance4Safety for a free replacement kit.
For more information, consumers can contact Alliance4Safety toll-free at 855-416-7370 anytime or online at www.alliance4safety.org/new-age-recall or www.alliance4safety.org and click on “New Age Recall Information.”
The New Age tip restraint kits included a plastic zip-tie, two brackets and two screws and were sold with clothing storage units made in Vietnam that have a sticker stating the date of manufacture as November 2019 or later. The packaging of the kits is white with black lettering and has directions on how to anchor furniture units. The bottom of the packaging says “Manufactured by New Age Industries.”
Officials have been discussing the recall for months and initially anticipated releasing the information earlier this fall. However, the process took time because of the creation of an in-depth corrective action plan and checklist for companies to follow in dealing with the recall.