Recall alert: Target 4-drawer dressers pose entrapment, tip-over risks


Target has issued a recall alert for a popular brand of dressers, the retailer said recently. The dresser, which comes in several colors, including black, brown and tan, could pose a hazard if it topples, according to a federal recall notice.

The recall is for Target’s Room Essentials 4-drawer dressers, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said in the notice. The drawer could cause “serious tip-over and entrapment hazards” to consumers, the agency said.

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“The recalled dressers 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.”

People who have bought the dresser are urged to get a refund. The recall number on the item is 17-223.

For more information, contact Target at 800-440-0680 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT daily or online at On the company’s website, click on “Recalls” at the bottom of the homepage, then “Furniture” for more information.You can also click on the “Product Recalls” tab on

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