Tip-over hazard prompts more IKEA recalls

Henrietta Strickland
November 21, 2017

The company says it has received 186 complaints about tipping MALM units - including 91 reports of children being injured. In addition, there have been 113 reports of other dressers tipping, 53 of them causing injuries.

The recalled products pose a tip-over and entrapment hazard that can result in death or injuries to children.

A California toddler was found trapped underneath an Ikea Malm dresser in May.

IKEA is urging customers with the affected chests and dressers to return them for a refund or for fix.

The recall is for children's chests and drawers taller than 23.5 inches and adult chests and dressers taller than 29.5 inches.

So far, Ikea has emailed 13 million people about the recall and has had an "extensive communication" campaign through their website and social media channels.

Those who own an Ikea Malm dresser should immediately stop using it if it isn't anchored to the wall, Ikea officials said Tuesday. They can choose between a refund or a free kit to fasten the furniture. Customers can bring the products to a store, or Ikea will pick them up.

Consumers can contact Ikea for a refund or a free wall-anchoring kit.

Due to another child dying because of the dresser, Ikea is re-issuing the recall.

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