IKEA Dresser Recall
June 2016: Ikea has issued a recall for at least 29 million chests and dressers that can easily tip over onto children, injuring or killing them, NBC News confirmed.
At least six children have been crushed to death by toppling Ikea chests, prompting the voluntary recall of about 29 million chests and dressers sold by the popular retailer, the Consumer Product Safety Commission says.
Ikea and the CPSC tell ABC that at least 36 children have been injured by Ikea chests and dressers, which are prone to tip over when they aren’t anchored to the wall. The deaths — all children under the age of 4 — date back to 1989 and are as recent as this February, the CPSC said.
The furniture giant said Monday, June 27, 2016, it is no longer selling its “Malm” series products because they “could be a danger,” Ikea USA president Lars Peterson told NBC News.
The announcement comes after an anchor campaign last year — and amid staggering statistics: every 24 minutes, a child is sent to the emergency room by a falling piece of furniture or a television, according the federal government’s watchdog agency, the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Every two weeks, a child dies.
IKEA Recalls MALM and Other Models of Chests and Dressers Due to Serious Tip-Over Hazard. Consumers Urged to Anchor Chests and Dressers or Return for Refund06/28/2016 9:00 AM
IKEA is voluntarily recalling all chests and dressers that do not meet the performance requirements of the U.S. voluntary industry standard (ASTM F2057-14). You can contact IKEA at 1-866-856-4532 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how to participate in the recall.
The recalled chests and dressers are unstable if they are not properly anchored to the wall, posing a tip-over and entrapment hazard that can result in death or injuries to children.
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.
Participating consumers can receive a full or partial refund or afree wall-anchoring repair kit.
Please immediately stop using any recalled chest or dresser that is not properly anchored to the wall and place in an area not accessible to children.
For a list of chests and dressers affected by this recall, please click here.
Contact IKEA for a choice between two options: a free wall-anchoring repair kit or a full or partial refund.
Free wall-anchoring repair kit
To order a free wall-anchoring repair kit, please click here
Full or partial refund
If you are unable or unwilling to attach your chest or dresser to the wall using the repair kit, or if you are not comfortable that your chest or dresser has been properly attached to the wall, please click here.
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