Ikea reissues dresser recall after 8th child fatality

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

In 2016 the company recalled about 29 million chest and dressers in its Malm series and other collections.

Those who own an Ikea Malm dresser should immediately stop using it if it isn't anchored to the wall, Ikea officials said Tuesday.

IKEA took quite a bit of criticism from groups like "Kids in Danger" and the 'American Academy of Pediatrics, ' who say the retailer didn't do enough to get the word out about the chests and dressers.

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

So far, Ikea has received 186 reports of "tip-over" incidents involving the chests and dressers, 91 of which injured children.

These recalled children's and adult chests and dressers do not comply with the requirements of the USA voluntary standard (ASTM-2057-14) which addresses clothing storage units over 30 inches high. Customers should contact Ikea for a free wall-mounting kit.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, which posted the re-announced recall on November 21, said the number of recalled chests and dressers in the U.S. has been since been lowered to about 17.3 million based on updated information from Ikea.

The first of the deaths happened 28 years ago with the other seven occurring since 2002, according to the CPSC.

Jozef Dudek's father had put his son down for a nap and when he went back to check on him and he found the toddler under the dresser.

Alan Feldman, one of the lawyers representing the Dudek family, said Ikea's recall has been "poorly publicized" and "ineffective in getting these defective and unstable dressers out of children's bedrooms". Ikea reached a $50 million settlement with the families last December.

Consumers can contact Ikea for a refund or a free wall-anchoring kit.

For either of those options, just log on to Ikea's website or you can call them toll-free. Petersson emphasized the recalled units are safe when this is done.

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