IKEA has received reports of 186 tip-over incidents involving the MALM chests and dressers, including 91 children who were injured.

In addition, there have been 113 reports of tip-over incidents involving other recalled IKEA chests and dressers, resulting in 53 children who were injured.

At least 8 children have died in tip-over incidents. The most recent death occurred in May 2017 when a 2 year-old boy from Buena Park, California was trapped under a MALM 3-drawer chest that tipped over.

According to the recall notice posted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC):

The recalled chests and dressers are unstable if they are not properly anchored to the wall, posing serious tip-over and entrapment hazards that can result in injuries or death to children.”

The recall involves the following dressers and chests:

NamesSold DatesMeasurements
MALM 310/2002 to 6/201631½” x 18⅞” x 30¾”
MALM 46/2002 to 6/201631½” x 18⅞” x 39½”
MALM 510/2002 to 4/2006157/8” x 19” x 481/4
MALM 66/2002 to 6/201631½” x 18⅞” x 48⅜”
MALM 6 LONG11/2002 to 6/201663” x 18⅞” x 30¾”
MALM 64/2006 to 6/2016153/4” x 191/8” x 483/8

The recalled dressers and chests were sold at IKEA stores nationwide and online at www.IKEA.com from January 2002 through June 2016 for between $70 and $200. IKEA also recalled other hazardous dressers and chests that have been sold since approximately 1985.

For more information on how to participate in the recall, contact IKEA toll-free at 866-856-4532 anytime, or online at www.IKEA-USA.com or http://www.ikea.com/ms/en_US/ikea-chest-and-dresser-recall/index.html.

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Source: IKEA Reannounces Recall of MALM and Other Models of Chests and Dressers Due to Serious Tip-over Hazard; 8th Child Fatality Reported; Consumers Urged to Choose Between Refund or Repair

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