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6/28/2016 12:18 pm  #1


IKEA to Recall 29 Million Dressers, Chests in U.S.

IKEA to Recall 29 Million Dressers, Chests in U.S.
http://www.wsj.com/articles/ikea-to-recall-29-million-dressers-chests-in-u-s-1467125953

Dozens of injuries and three deaths have been blamed on products tipping over, CPSC says IKEA has agreed to recall 29 million chests and dressers in the U.S. following a raft of injuries and three deaths caused by them tipping over.The recall involves 8 million chests and dressers belonging to IKEA’s popular Malm line as well as 21 million other children’s and adult’s chests and dressers, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.Separately, the CPSC said an additional 6.6 million units were sold in Canada while Ikea’s Canada unit said it had also issued a recall for chests there that are at risk of tipping over.

The CPSC said IKEA was told about 41 tip-over incidents involving its Malm chests and dressers, none of which were anchored to a wall. In February 2014, a 2-year-old boy from West Chester, Pa., died when a six-drawer dresser fell over and pinned him against a bed, while four months later a 23-month-old boy from Snohomish, Wash., died after being trapped under a three-drawer Malm dresser.The CPSC and IKEA in July 2015 announced a repair program for the chests and dressers at risk of falling over, including a wall-anchoring kit.

But more incidents have been reported since, including in February of this year the death of a 22-month-old boy from Apple Valley, Minn. In addition to those three deaths, IKEA received reports of 17 injuries to children between the ages of 19 months and 10 years old. The company separately received another 41 reports of tip-overs involving chests and dressers other than Malms, resulting in the deaths of three children and the injury of 19.IKEA has agreed to recall 29 million chests and dressers in the U.S. following a raft of injuries and three deaths caused by them tipping over.The recall involves 8 million chests and dressers belonging to IKEA’s popular Malm line as well as 21 million other children’s and adult’s chests and dressers, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.Separately, the CPSC said an additional 6.6 million units were sold in Canada while Ikea’s Canada unit said it had also issued a recall for chests there that are at risk of tipping over.

The CPSC said IKEA was told about 41 tip-over incidents involving its Malm chests and dressers, none of which were anchored to a wall. In February 2014, a 2-year-old boy from West Chester, Pa., died when a six-drawer dresser fell over and pinned him against a bed, while four months later a 23-month-old boy from Snohomish, Wash., died after being trapped under a three-drawer Malm dresser.The CPSC and IKEA in July 2015 announced a repair program for the chests and dressers at risk of falling over, including a wall-anchoring kit. But more incidents have been reported since, including in February of this year the death of a 22-month-old boy from Apple Valley, Minn.In addition to those three deaths, IKEA received reports of 17 injuries to children between the ages of 19 months and 10 years old. The company separately received another 41 reports of tip-overs involving chests and dressers other than Malms, resulting in the deaths of three children and the injury of 19.


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