IKEA Issues Recall on Furniture After Reports of Eighth Child Death
The items being recalled are from the Malm line of dressers and chests and are being called unstable if they are not properly anchored to the wall
NATIONAL — IKEA is recalling more than 17 million dressers after the Consumer Product Safety Commission confirms eight children have died after the furniture fell on top of them.
The items being recalled are from the Malm line of dressers and chests and are being called unstable if they are not properly anchored to the wall.
In 2016, IKEA issued a recall over many of their dressers and chests after several reports of injuries and deaths of children.
The most recent case happened in May of 2017 when a 2-year-old boy from California died after becoming trapped by a Malm three-drawer chest that was not anchored to the wall.
The dressers in question were sold online and in stores between January of 2002 and June 2016.
Some of the dressers and chests were also sold between 1985 and June of 2016.
IKEA company officials say people who have these dressers or chests should stop using them if they are not fastened to the wall and contact the nearest store.
The company is offering free pickup for people who want to return them and can get a full refund, or a free kit that can anchor the furniture to the wall.
They are also offering in-home service if customers request it.
So far, there have been 186 reports of Malm dressers tipping and at least 91 of those cases resulted in injuries.
For more information on the recall, check out the PDF document below.