Ikea recalls 29 million chests, dressers after 8 children killed

Ikea recalls 29 million chests, dressers after 8 children killed

Ikea recalls 29 million chests, dressers after 8 children killed

Two-year-old Jozef Dudek, from California, died in May when an Ikea Malm dresser toppled over in his bedroom after his father put him down for a nap.

Ikea chief executive Lars Petersson said on Tuesday he wanted to increase awareness of the recall, adding the company had emailed 13 million people about the recall 13 months ago. The Swedish retailer and the federal safety regulators are asking customers to take immediate action to secure the dressers, or to return them.

This chest is part of the Malm furniture collection by Ikea.

He's one of eight children who has been killed by dressers tipping over.

Those wishing to keep their dressers can contact Ikea for a free wall-mounting kit, and the company said crews can be sent to the home to secure them to walls.

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These recalled children's and adult chests and dressers do not comply with the requirements of the US voluntary standard (ASTM-2057-14) which addresses clothing storage units over 30 inches high.

Owners of the recalled dressers should stop using them if they are not attached to a wall and should contact IKEA. Ikea will pick up the recalled dresser for free, or will provide a free in-come wall-anchoring service. Ikea reached a $50 million settlement with the families last December. She said it presents customers with an array of options "and is as least burdensome to the consumer as it could be". The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission posted about the re-announced recall Tuesday. Petersson emphasized the recalled units are safe when this is done. Some additional chests and dressers included in the recall were sold between 1985 and June 2016.

The recall includes all Malm three-drawer, four-drawer, five-drawer, and six-drawer models as well as several other dressers and chests.

Peterson said that Ikea has stopped selling products that do not adhere to USA voluntary standards.

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