Ikea US relaunches furniture recall after child dies

IKEA Reannounces Recall of MALM and Other Models of Chests and Dressers Due to Serious Tip-over Hazard; 8th

Now Ikea is repeating a recall announcement after an eighth child was killed by an Ikea Malm dresser.

The tragedy has raised questions about whether IKEA has effectively spread the word about the recall since it was first announced.

The company's CEO Lars Petersson wants to increase awareness of their dressers that can tip over if not anchored to a wall.

However, stated that IKEA is ready to take a series of specified products, which was manufactured from 2002 to 2016, and to return the paid money for it or to issue sets for mounts, without paying for it means.

In total, 17.3 million chests or drawers are involved in the most recent recall, according to the U.S. CPSC.

It recalled 17 million items in its Malm range and other chests and dressers in the U.S. and Canada, saying they pose a "serious tip-over and entrapment hazard" unless fixed to a wall.

It says the products "meet all mandatory stability requirements" and told consumers to make sure their furniture is fixed to a wall.

She said Ikea said it has provided refunds or wall-anchoring help for more than one million dressers or chests since 2015, when it started offering free anchoring kits. Ikea has also received 113 reports of other recalled Ikea chests and dressers tipping over, resulting in 53 reported injuries.

Even if your furniture is not Ikea, it should be secured to walls if you have a small child. Visit AnchorIt.gov to see how TV and furniture tip-over incidents occur and the simple steps to prevent them.

OTHER CHESTS AND DRESSERS INCLUDED IN THIS RECALL To see a complete list of other non-MALM chests and dressers included in this recall, click on this link www.IKEA-USA.com or http://www.ikea.com/ms/en_US/ikea-chest-and-dresser-recall/index.html on IKEA's website. To report a risky product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at 800-638-2772 or teletypewriter at 301-595-7054 for the hearing impaired.

Those wishing to keep their dressers can contact Ikea for a free wall-mounting kit, and the company said crews can be sent to the home to secure them to walls.

For more information on the recall, check out the PDF document below.

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