29 million Ikea chests and dressers have been recalled. They include the Malm three-, four-, five- and six-drawer models, as well as others that were sold by Ikea. Click through the slideshow. Do you own one?
Ikea tentatively agreed to pay $50M after the deaths of three toddlers killed by Ikea dressers or chests falling on them. The company issued a recall in June of 2016, but in May 2017 another toddler died from a dresser toppling over.
Ikea is offering full or partial refunds and free anchoring kits to people who bought Malm dressers manufactured between January 2002 and June 2016.
The recall was first announced in June of 2016, but is in the headlines again because another child died in June, making it the eighth known fatality related to the dressers toppling over.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission:
The MALM chests and dressers are constructed of particleboard or fiberboard and are white, birch (veneer), medium brown, black-brown, white stained oak (veneer), oak (veneer), pink, turquoise, grey, grey-turquoise, lilac, green, brown stained ash (veneer), and black. A 5-digit supplier number, 4-digit date stamp, IKEA logo, country of origin and “MALM” are printed on the underside of the top panel or inside the side panel.
According to the CPSC, one child dies every two weeks and a one is injured every 24 minutes in the U.S. from furniture or TVs falling on them.
To read more about the recall and how to get a refund or kit, the Consumer Product Safety Commission notice is here.