Dania Furniture recalls bookcase units involved in tip-over-related death of 4-year-old

CPSC says units are unstable if not anchored to the wall, posing a danger to children

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of a bookcase unit that was involved in a tip-over incident last summer that caused the death of a 4-year-old child.

Dania Furniture of Boise, Idaho, is recalling 940 of its Hayden bookcase units that the CPSC said are unstable if not anchored to the wall, posing a tip-over and entrapment hazard that can result in death or injuries to children. The company received a report of one tip-over incident in August 2023 that involved an unanchored bookcase unit that resulted in the death of the child.

The Hayden bookcase by Dania Furniture

The CPSC said that these bookcases, made in Italy, were sold exclusively at Dania Furniture stores nationwide and online at www.daniafurniture.com from November 2017 through February 2024 for about $370.

The recall involves the wooden Hayden bookcase, which has six storage cubbies and three sliding white doors. It is 35.5 inches wide, 16 inches deep and 73 inches tall. A label on the back of each unit contains the product name and SKU number LB2225/A.

The CPSC has advised consumers to immediately stop using the recalled bookcase if it is not anchored to the wall and place it in an area that children cannot access.

Consumers also have been advised to contact Dania Furniture for a free, in-home installation of a tip-over restraint kit. In cases where the units cannot be anchored to the wall, or if consumers prefer a refund, the CPSC said, Dania Furniture will provide a full refund of the purchase price and arrange for the pickup and disposal of the units. The company also is contacting all known purchasers directly.

For additional information, consumers can contact Dania Furniture toll-free at 844-722-6347 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, via email at ProductSafetyHotline@interline.com, or online at https://daniafurniture.com/pages/safety-recalls. Or they can visit https://daniafurniture.com/ and click on the “Safety Recalls” tab at the top of the page.

Thomas Russell

Home News Now Editor-in-Chief Thomas Russell has covered the furniture industry for 25 years at various daily and weekly consumer and trade publications. He can be reached at tom@homenewsnow.com and at 336-508-4616.

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