Bernhardt Recalls Dressers and Nightstands Due to Serious Tip-Over Hazard

Marquesa 359-044 Dresser

Marquesa 359-044 Dresser

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–July 12, 2016

Recall Summary

Name of product:  Marquesa dressers and nightstands

Hazard:  The recalled dressers are unstable if they are not properly anchored to the wall, posing a serious tip-over and entrapment hazard that can result in death or injuries to children.

Consumer Contact:  Bernhardt toll-free at 844-288-5295 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at and click on the Recall Alert link at the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details

Units:  About 1,700

Description:  This recall involves Marquesa mirrored glass front dressers with model number 359-044 and Marquesa mirrored glass front nightstands with model number 359-234.  Both models have a gray cashmere finish and mirrored glass drawer fronts with metal overlays.  The series and style numbers are printed on a white label on the back of the product. The first three characters of the number will be 359 followed by the style number.  Recalled products include:

Series Style Name # Drawers Dimensions
359 044 Marquesa Dresser 6 62-7/8” W x 20-1/2” D x 39-7/16” H
359 234 Marquesa Nightstand 2 38” W x 30” D x 30” H

Incidents/Injuries:  Bernhardt has received two reports of the furniture tipping over when the drawers were opened, including one injury to an adult involving an arm bruise and neck stiffness.

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using any recalled dressers and nightstands that are not properly anchored to the wall and place them into an area that children cannot access. Contact the store where purchased or Bernhardt for a free counterweight repair kit including a wall anchor. Bernhardt is offering a free in-home installation of the counterweight repair kit with a wall anchor.

Sold at:  Independent furniture stores nationwide from March 2015 through May 2016 for between $2,000 and $4,200.

Importer(s):  Bernhardt Furniture Company, of Lenoir, N.C.

Distributor(s):  Bernhardt Furniture Company, of Lenoir, N.C.

Manufactured in:  Vietnam

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