IKEA is Recalling Dressers


MALM dressers made by IKEA have been voluntarily recalled due to the number of incidences in which children were hurt (or killed) by the dressers falling over onto them. “IKEA is recalling numerous versions of the product, which amounts to at least 29 million pieces of furniture, according to NBC News. Consumers may return items sold between 2002 and 2016 for a full refund, or receive a partial store credit on select MALM products sold prior to 2002. Consumer Product Safety Commission chairman Elliot Kaye said, “Consumers need to act immediately because it’s a very present hazard, especially if you have kids in your home.” From IKEA’s recall: The recall affects children’s chests and dressers taller than 23.5 inches and adult chests and dressers taller than 29.5 inches that do not meet the performance requirements of the U.S. voluntary industry standard. The recalled MALM chests and dressers were manufactured and sold through June 2016 and include the 3-drawer, 4-drawer, 5-drawer and 6-drawer models. Other IKEA chests and dressers in this recall were sold at various times through June 2016.
Since 1989, six young children have been killed by the dresser, and at least 36 others have been injured, ABC News reports. Two children were killed in 2014, and the most recent death happened in February.

More information about the dressers and the recall can be found here (the Ikea website).

Sources:
http://laist.com/2016/06/28/malm_recall.php
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/about_ikea/newsitem/062816-recall-chest-and-dressers

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