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Recalls this week: 4-drawer dressers, stake lights

More than 175,000 dressers are being recalled because they can tip if not anchored properly, posing a risk to children. Stake lights that can cause light refraction-related damage are also among this week’s recalled consumer products.

Here’s a more detailed look:

4-DRAWER DRESSERS

DETAILS: Room Essentials 4-drawer dressers sold in three colors. Model number 249-05-0103 (black), 249-05-0106 (espresso), or 249-05-0109 (maple) is printed on the product’s packaging. They were sold at Target stores nationwide and online at Target.com from January 2013 through April 2016.

WHY: 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.

INCIDENTS: 12 reports of dressers tipping or collapsing, including tipping over on two 3-year-old children. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 175,000 in the U.S. and about 3,000 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call Target at 800-440-0680 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT daily or visit www.Target.com and click on “Recalls” at the bottom of the page, then “Furniture” for more information, or the “Product Recalls” tab on www.Facebook.com/Target.

STAKE LIGHTS

DETAILS: Moonrays brand large mystic globe and winter-themed snow globe stake lights. The lawn and garden decorations are plastic globes mounted on a metal stake that can be inserted into the ground. Water and antifreeze allows glitter inside the globe to float. The winter-themed light stake is framed by a snowman, Christmas Tree, Santa Claus or reindeer. The solar-powered lights also contain LED bulbs that run on AA NI-cd or AA-NI-Mh rechargeable batteries. They were sold at Moonrays and home improvement and hardware stores nationwide and online from August 2016 through March 2017.

WHY: Light refraction through the stake lights can singe or melt items in contact with or in the immediate proximity, posing a fire hazard.

INCIDENTS: Nine reports of incidents including heat-related damage to nearby property such as grass, deck posts and house siding. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 8,700 in the U.S. and about 10,000 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call Southwire at 888-847-8709 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or visit www.southwire.com, www.southwire.ca or www.moonrays.com and click on “Product Recall” for more information.

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