IKEA recalls dozens dressers due to instability
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Ikea, the Swedish furniture manufacturer, voluntarily recalled dozens of dressers Tuesday that could tip-over easily after three children were killed in similar incidents over the past two years, according to the Washington Post.
All Ikea children’s chests and dressers taller than 23.5 inches and adult chests and dressers taller than 29.5 inches, including the MALM dressers and chests with 3 to 6 drawers.
The manufacturer said that the chests and dressers do not meet the performance requirements of the U.S. voluntary industry standard set for clothing storage units.
“The recalled chests and dressers are unstable if they are not properly anchored to the wall, posing a tip-over and entrapment hazard that can result in death or injuries to children,” Ikea said in the recall statement.
Dressers on the recall list were sold up through June 2016, the company reported. IKEA offered a full or partial refund for customers with recalled dressers or a free wall-anchoring kit.
Below is the full recall list: