Ikea Again Announces Dresser Recall After Death Of 8th Child

Andrew Cummings
November 21, 2017

So far, Ikea has received 186 reports of "tip-over" incidents involving the chests and dressers, 91 of which injured children.

A California toddler was found trapped underneath an Ikea Malm dresser in May.

Ikea has relaunched the recall of 29 million chests and dressers following the death of an eighth child. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission posted about the re-announced recall Tuesday.


If you want to keep it, IKEA will come out and anchor it to the wall. In addition, there have been 113 reports of other dressers and chests tipping, resulting in 53 cases of injuries.

The recall, which applies only to customers in the USA and Canada, is for children's chests and drawers taller than 60cm and adult chests and dressers taller than 75cm.

Petersson said that company emailed 13 million people about the recall two months ago, but they are now heightening awareness of the recall "because we think that it's so important to reach as many people as possible". The family alleges that they had not been made aware of the 2016 recall of the Malm dressers.


A lawyer for the family of the latest victim, who has not been named, said the family plans to sue Ikea.

In response to Collas' suit, Ikea denied any allegations of manufacturing defect or inadequate warning. On April 10, 2017, a Philadelphia court ruled that the death of another two-year-old boy killed by the dressers was wrongful, and the judge approved a settlement of over $16.6 million.


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