Recalled Chests of Dressers Are Linked to the Deaths of Two Children
Ikea is recalling approximately 27 million chests of drawers that can tip over onto children if they are not anchored to the wall. The recall was issued after two children died in separate incidents in 2014 when Malm chests fell on them. Ikea admits it also knows of three other deaths since 1989 caused by other models of their chests of drawers tipping over.
What You Need to Know About the Recall
Ikea’s recall is not like traditional ones where a person returns the defective product to the store or manufacturer. In addition, the recall is not limited to children’s dressers and chests or the Malm brand that caused the death of the two children last year. Key information about this recall includes:
- Customers should order a free wall anchoring repair kit from Ikea.
- Customers should stop using any Ikea children’s chests of drawers taller than 23.5 inches and adult dressers taller than 29.5 inches until they are secured to the wall with the free wall anchoring repair kit.
- Ikea is urging all customers with affected chests of dressers to order and use the kit as soon as possible because of the risk of serious injuries or death.
This is Ikea’s second big recall in 2015. In January, it recalled 169,000 crib mattresses after reports of children becoming trapped between the mattresses and their cribs.
If you or a family member was injured by a defective Ikea dresser, chest, or other defective product, you need an experienced attorney to help you submit your claim for compensation. I have over 31 years of experience helping clients injured by defective products get the compensation they were entitled to. Call me at 888.716.8021 for a FREE consultation to learn about your legal options.
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