Ikea Will Recall Millions Of Dressers Blamed In Deaths Of Three Toddlers
Ikea recalls Malm dresser and offers refunds
Ikea is recalling a popular dresser that can tip over and fatally injure children.
The recall affects 29 million chests and dressers from Ikea's Malm series, .
Ikea is offering full refunds for the furniture, which costs to 0, if it was manufactured from 2002 to 2019.
The company will provide a partial store credit for older models.
The Malm-series furniture has been found responsible for the deaths of three children in the past two years.
The company had warned customers about the possible dangers of the dressers in the past, offering free anchoring kits to customers who had purchased the furniture while continuing to sell it.
With the recall, however, Ikea is now discontinuing sales of the furniture.
"Consumers should immediately stop using any recalled chest and dresser that is not properly anchored to the wall and place it into an area that children cannot access," the company said Tuesday.
A 22-month-old in Minnesota named Theodore McGee died in February when Ikea's Malm chest of drawers toppled over on him.
McGee was the third child to die from a toppled Ikea dresser in the past two years. Four injuries have also been reported.
A 2-year-old boy from West Chester, Pennsylvania, died last year "after a Malm six-drawer chest tipped over and pinned him against the bed," according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Another boy was trapped and killed by a three-drawer Malm chest.
According to the CPSC, a child dies every two weeks from furniture or TVs tipping over. Injuries from falling furniture occur every 24 minutes.
In addition to refunds, Ikea is also offering customers free anchoring kits to secure the dressers to a wall.
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