IKEA Recalls Dresser After Eighth Child Death

Ikea reissues recall of Malm drawers after eighth child dies - but they're still on sale in the UK

The recall is for all Ikea chest and dressers that do not comply with USA voluntary industry standards.

Home furnishings retailer Ikea has re-announced the recall of various chests and dressers in its line following the May 2017 death of another child entrapped beneath an unanchored chest that tipped and fell on top of him.

Ikea chief executive Lars Petersson said on Tuesday he wanted to increase awareness of the recall, adding the company had emailed 13 million people about the recall 13 months ago.

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.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, there are 186 reports of incidents with the "Malm" style dressers and chests.

Petersson said Ikea has had an "extensive communication" campaign through social media, its website and television and print ads.

This chest is part of the Malm furniture collection by Ikea.

In July 2015, IKEA offered fix kits and warned owners of the dressers to anchor them to the wall following reports of two children's deaths in 2014.

These recalled children's and adult chests and dressers do not comply with the requirements of the US voluntary standard (ASTM-2057-14) which addresses clothing storage units over 30 inches high.

Ikea said the recalled products are sold with instructions that they had to be attached to walls. The company is also offering to send crews to attach them in the home.

Chests and dressers from Ikea's MALM line have been recalled due to a tipping hazard, according to a release from the Consumer Product Safety Commission on November 21, 2017. Customers can bring them to a store, or Ikea will pick them up.

Consumer Product Safety Commission employees watch as a 28-pound dummy falls beneath IKEAs Malm model chest of drawers, during a live demonstration at the National Press Club in Washington, June 28, 2016. The lawyer said the family was unaware the dresser had been recalled.

Peterson said that Ikea has stopped selling products that do not adhere to US voluntary standards.

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