Nov. 21, 2017 — IKEA is ramping up its efforts to recall greater than 17 million dressers after experiences that an eighth little one has died after being trapped beneath one.
The dressers and chests can tip over simply in the event that they aren’t securely hooked up to a wall. Along with the deaths, IKEA says greater than 140 kids have been injured by dressers which have toppled over, pinning them beneath.
A lot of the deaths and accidents contain MALM chests and dressers, however the recall includes other forms as nicely.
IKEA first introduced the recall in June 2016. However after a California toddler died in Could 2017, there was concern that individuals weren’t getting the message in regards to the tipping hazard, so IKEA has stepped up its efforts to warn mother and father.
Customers within the U.S. and Canada ought to contact IKEA in the event that they’ve bought any kids’s dresser over 23 half of inches in peak and any grownup dresser taller than 29 half of inches.
The corporate is providing totally different options. It would both refund the acquisition worth of any dresser or chest manufactured between January 2002 and June 2016, or individuals who bought one in all these dressers can get a free wall anchoring equipment. IKEA can also be providing to ship a house set up crew to anchor the dresser to the wall for you.
You will discover out extra in regards to the recall by contacting IKEA by its toll-free quantity, 866-856-4532.