Ikea recalls 29 million dressers due to deadly tip-over hazard

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Ikea recalls 29 million dressers due to deadly tip-over hazard
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Ikea is recalling 29 million chests and dressers that can easily tip over onto children, injuring or killing them.

Three small children have died since 2014 after MALM chests fell on top of them. None of the chests had been anchored to the wall.

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‘Unprecedented’ Ikea recall

The recalled MALM chests were sold from 2002 through June 2016 for between $70 and $200, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

There are many other models included in the recall, and you can find a full list here.

Ikea recalling millions of dressers linked to toddler deaths

A child dies every two weeks and a child is injured every 24 minutes in the U.S. from furniture or TVs tipping over, according to CPSC data.

If your chest or dresser is not anchored to a wall, immediately move it to an area where children can’t access it. 

Anyone who bought these recalled chests and dressers manufactured between January 2002 and June 2016 can get a full refund. You can get a partial store credit if you bought yours prior to January 2002.

In addition, you can order a free wall-anchoring repair kit and have it installed for free by Ikea if you don’t want to do it yourself.

For more information: www.IKEA-USA.com/recallchestsanddressers.

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