Target recalls 175k dressers because they can tip over

(WPRI) — Big box retailer Target issued a recall notice in association with the Consumer Product Safety Commission Wednesday recalling about 175,000 4-drawer dressers because they can tip over if not properly anchored to a wall.

The recall involves Room Essentials dressers with four drawers, in black (model number 249-05-0103), espresso (249-05-0106), or maple (249-05-0109) colors, measuring 41 7/8 inches tall, 31 1/2 inches wide, and 15 11/16 inches deep. They were sold for about $118 at stores nationwide and online at, between January 2013 and April 2016.

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Target said it has gotten 12 reports of dressers tipping or collapsing, including tipping over on two three-year-old children. Nobody was reported hurt in the tipping incidents.

Consumers are being advised to return the recalled dresser to any Target store for a full refund.