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IKEA Recalls Millions of Chests & Dressers After 6 Children Die

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Children’s products should be held to especially high standards to protect little ones, but sometimes they fail. Yesterday, IKEA issued a recall for at least 29 million kids’ chests and dresser products. The recall comes after at least six children were crushed to death by the products, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

CPSC told ABC at least 36 children have been injured by IKEA chests and dressers tipping over and falling on them. Children ages 19 months to 10 years old have been injured by these products.

The exact recalled products are all variations on the IKEA MALM dresser. The dresser comes in several different models: MALM 3, 4, 5, 6 (two sizes), and 6 LONG. The MALM was first sold in the U.S. and Canada beginning in 2002.

Here is a photo of the product from IKEA’s Twitter feed:

IKEA says they will offer full refunds or partial store credit to anyone who returns their MALM dresser to the store. Anchoring kits will also be made available for free. In order to receive the anchoring kit, go to IKEA’s home safety page or call (888) 966-4532. IKEA will provide a one-time, free in-home installation of the anchoring kit if you request the service.

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