Safety Features

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission every 24 minutes a child is injured from tipped furniture and TVs. Whittier Wood Furniture is concerned about the safety of our customers and complies with the American Standards Testing & Materials (ASTM) voluntary tip-over safety standards. We have two systems in place to reduce the risk of furniture tip over.

Our Tipping Restraint makes it very easy to anchor our furniture without putting holes in the wall. A high strength polypropylene strap is attached at the base of designated furniture. The other end of the strap is secured into the bottom plate of the wall or sub-floor sheathing.

Also included in our chests and dressers is an Anti-Tip Drawer Interlock Safety Mechanism for added safety. This safety mechanism allows only one lower drawer or one lower drawer per vertical bank of drawers to open at once.

Tipping Restraint

Whittier has developed a unique system that makes it very easy to anchor our furniture. A high strength polypropylene strap is attached at the base of designated furniture. The other end anchors below the baseboard. Not all products require a tipping restraint.

Watch our video and see how easy installation is.

Installation involves three easy steps:

Step 1—Locate the strap attached to the furniture.

Step 2—Loosen the strap and attach the bracket at a 45° angle under the baseboard in the desired location.

Step 3—Push furniture against the wall and reach underneath to grasp the loop. Pull the loop end until tight.

Anti-Tip Drawer Interlock Safety Mechanism

The Anti-Tip Drawer Interlock Safety Mechanism in chest and dressers allow only one lower drawer or one lower drawer per vertical bank of drawers to open at once. Do not defeat or remove the drawer interlock system.

No installation is necessary.

Serious or fatal crushing injuries can occur from furniture tip over. To help prevent tip over:

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