The world’s largest furniture retailer, IKEA, has recalled 29 million dressers and chests sold in the U.S. This recall comes after the confirmed deaths of six children from tip over accidents.
Last year, in July 2015, IKEA and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the deaths of two children from tipping dressers. Despite urging from consumer advocacy groups at that time, no recall was initiated. Consumers were not informed in that announcement that the IKEA dresser in question did not meet certain safety requirements which require each drawer to withstand a 50-pound weight.
Earlier this year, after the death of a 22-month old boy, Kids in Danger (KID), Consumer Federation of America (CFA), Consumers Union and the National Center for Health Research urged CPSC and IKEA to recall the dressers and chests.
By the time of the recall, a total of 82 incidents and six deaths had been reported.
Recall information can be found at here. IKEA recommends that you should stop using the MALM dressers involved in the recall unless they are securely anchored to the wall. IKEA has offered an anchoring kit.
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