Ikea Relaunches Malm Dresser Recall


The reminder is part of the company's re-announcement of a 2016 recall of many of its dressers and chests following reports of injuries and deaths of children.

The most recent death was in May, when a 2-year-old boy from California who became trapped by an IKEA Malm three-drawer chest that was not fastened to the wall.

The Swedish furniture brand first issued a recall in June 2016, which reportedly included roughly 29 million chests and dressers.

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But lawyers for the Dudek family said the recall had been "poorly publicised" and "ineffective in getting these defective and unstable dressers out of children's bedrooms".

The recall only applies to customers in the United States and Canada.

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He's one of eight children who has been killed by dressers tipping over.

Ikea said last month in a statement that "the initial investigation indicates that the chest involved in this incident had not been properly attached to the wall".

The recall, which applies only to customers in the US and Canada, is for children's chests and drawers taller than 23.5 inches and adult chests and dressers taller than 29.5 inches.

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

Buerkle said Ikea has "worked hard to make this an effective recall". (IKEA previously estimated a larger number of dressers as part of the recall but has adjusted that number.) All were sold online and in IKEA stores between January 2002 and June 2016 for $70 to $200 each. Petersson said the recalled units are safe when this is done.

Petersson said that Ikea has stopped selling products that do not adhere to USA voluntary standards, which were first developed for furniture stability in 2000 and have been updated several times since.