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Target recalls more than 175,000 dressers that pose hazards to children

The recalled dresser in black (CPSC)
The recalled dresser in black (CPSC)
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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (WSET) - About 175,000 dressers sold at Target are being recalled because they pose tip-over and entrapment hazards if not properly anchored to the wall.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the Room Essentials 4-drawer dressers were sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide from January 2013 through April 2016 for about $118.

The dressers measure 41 7/8 inches tall by 31 1/2 inches wide by 15 11/16 inches deep and have model number 249-05-0103 (black), 249-05-0106 (espresso), or 249-05-0109 (maple) is printed on the product’s packaging.

Officials say there have been 12 reports of the dressers tipping or collapsing.

They say one instance included a dresser tipping over on two 3-year-old children.

The CPSC says no injuries have been reported.

Consumers should stop using the dresser that is not properly anchored and either put it into an area where children cannot get to it, or return it for a full refund.

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Consumers can call Target at 800-440-0680 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT daily or by clicking here.

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