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Ikea Voluntarily Recalls 29 Million Dressers and Chests

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Jonathan Hernandez1 year ago

Popular furniture brand, Ikea, is recalling 29 million dressers and chests after six children have been crushed to death.

Dressers and Furniture Linked to Six Deaths and 36 Injuries

ABC News is reporting that at least six children have been crushed to death by Ikea dressers and chests. Ikea has since issued a voluntary recall on almost 29 million chests and dress sold by the popular retailer, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Both Ikea and the Consumer Product Safety Commission have stated that at least 36 children have been injured by the recalled products, which are prone to tip over when they are not anchored to the wall. The children who have died have all been under the age of four, and the deaths date from as far back as 1989 to as recent as February of this year.

Recalled Furniture Subject of Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Jaquelyn Collas, of Pennsylvania found her two-year-old son pinned between his bed and an Ikea MALM dresser in February of 2014. Collas attempted CPR, but her son was pronounced dead at the hospital a few hours later.

Collas is now suing Ikea, stating that the company failed to warn their customers that the dressers are front-heavy and potentially dangerous. Defendants have since denied any allegations of a manufacturing defect or inadequate warning labels for their products.

Models Included in the IKEA Recall
  • MALM 3
    • Sale Dates: 10/2002 to 6/2016
    • Measurements: 31½” x 18⅞” x 30¾”
  • MALM 4
    • Sale Dates: 6/2002 to 6/2016
    • Measurements: 31½” x 18⅞” x 39½”
  • MALM 5
    • Sale Dates: 10/2002 to 4/2006
    • Measurements: 15⅞” x 19” x 49¼“
  • MALM 6
    • Sale Dates: 6/2002 to 6/2016
    • Measurements: 31½” x 18⅞” x 48⅜”
    • Sale Dates: 11/2002 to 6/2016
    • Measurements: 3½” x 18⅞” x 30 ¾“
  • MALM 6
    • Sale Dates: 4/2006 to 6/2016
    • Measurements: 15¾” x 18⅛” x 48⅜“


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