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:
|MALM 3||10/2002 to 6/2016||31½” x 18⅞” x 30¾”|
|MALM 4||6/2002 to 6/2016||31½” x 18⅞” x 39½”|
|MALM 5||10/2002 to 4/2006||157/8” x 19” x 481/4“|
|MALM 6||6/2002 to 6/2016||31½” x 18⅞” x 48⅜”|
|MALM 6 LONG||11/2002 to 6/2016||63” x 18⅞” x 30¾”|
|MALM 6||4/2006 to 6/2016||153/4” 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.
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