Deaths of 3 children prompts massive IKEA recall

PROVIDENCE, R.I (WPRI) — IKEA has recalled 29 million dressers and chests after the company and federal government learned of a third tip-over death involving a child.

The recall is aimed at, but not limited to, 8 million MALM chests and dressers sold in the US. An additional 21 million children’s and adult’s chests and dressers from IKEA have also been recalled.

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According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the recalled products are unstable if they are not properly anchored to a wall and will pose a serious tip-over and entrapment hazard that can result in injury or death to children.

The government agency said three children have been killed in tip-over accidents involving the furniture since 2014, the most recent in February of this year. IKEA has also received reports of 41 tip-over incidents, resulting in 17 injuries to children ages 19 months to 10 years old.

The recalled MALM chests were sold from 2002 to June 2016 between $70 and $200.

Consumers with any of these recalled dressers should contact IKEA and they will receive either a refund or a free wall-anchoring repair kit.

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