IKEA Recalls MALM Dresser Again After Death of 8Th Child

IkeaIKEA has issued a second recall of its MALM dresser after an eighth child was crushed to death when one tipped over on him.In 2014, IKEA received a report of a 2-year-old who died after a MALM dresser tipped over and suffocated him. In 2016, after the dresser was linked to the deaths of two more toddlers, IKEA recalled more than 27 million...
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IKEA has issued a second recall of its MALM dresser after an eighth child was crushed to death when one tipped over on him.

In 2014, IKEA received a report of a 2-year-old who died after a MALM dresser tipped over and suffocated him. In 2016, after the dresser was linked to the deaths of two more toddlers, IKEA recalled more than 27 million dressers. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that to date, IKEA has received more than 186 reports of incidents with the MALM dresser. 91 children have been injured.

In May, 2-year-old Jozef Dudek, from California, was the eighth child to die when a MALM dresser that wasn't anchored to the floor tipped over and crushed him. His parents have argued that IKEA did not publicize the recall adequately. Last year, the company settled wrongful death lawsuits with three families of children who died. 

If your dresser is included in the recall, IKEA and the CPSC recommend you stop using your dresser immediately and do one of two things: Call IKEA for a refund — the company will also haul the dresser away for free — or request a wall-anchoring kit, which the company will install for free. You can also call IKEA at 866-856-4532 for more information or if you have any questions.

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Source: www.whattoexpect.com