Thursday 27 October 2016

Millions of Ikea dressers recalled after deaths of at least six children - report

Published 28/06/2016 | 12:00

Malm drawer in Ikea
Malm drawer in Ikea

Millions of Ikea dressers have been recalled following the deaths of at least six children attributed to the furniture falling on them, according to latest reports.

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ABC News have reported that at least 36 children have been injured by chest of drawers made by the Swedish furniture giant that were not secured to the wall.

Citing the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, the news outlet said that the deaths of the six children occurred between 1989 and February of this year.

Ikea is reportedly offering refunds for the dressers made any time after 2002 - and partial store credits for the affected items before this date.

The dressers include the popular Malm and other styles, ABC reported.

An Ikea spokesperson from Ikea confirmed the company is recalling 29 million chests of drawers in the U.S. and Canada only.

"The recall is based on the local voluntary [American Society for Testing and Materials] standard, which is applicable in North America. Ikea chests of drawers meet all mandatory stability requirements on all markets where sold," the spokesperson said.

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