On November 4, the CPSC reported that a 2 year-old boy from Woodbridge, Virginia died after a MALM 3-drawer chest tipped over and trapped him between the dresser drawers in September 2011.

IKEA has received dozens of reports of tip-over incidents involving MALM chests and dressers, resulting in 36 injuries to children under 3 years old. Three other deaths have previously been reported:

  • In February 2016, a 22 month-old boy from Apple Valley, Minnesota died when a 6-drawer chest fell on top of him.
  • In June 2014, a 23 month-old boy from Snohomish, Washington died when he was trapped under a 3-drawer MALM chest.
  • In February 2014, a 2 year-old boy from West Chester, Pennsylvania died when a 6-drawer MALM chest pinned him against his bed.

The recalled dressers were sold from 2002 through June 2016. IKEA has offered a full refund for dressers made after 2002 or a 50% in-store credit for dressers made before 2002. IKEA will also send a crew out to get the dresser or anchor it securely to the wall.

To get a free wall-anchoring kit or more information, call IKEA toll-free at 866-856-4532 anytime or visit www.IKEA-USA.com/recallchestsanddressers.

IKEA Dresser Tip-Over Injury Recall

Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

Posted by Elizabeth Bradley

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