Millions of Dressers and Chests Recalled by IKEA Following Deaths and Injuries to Children
IKEA, the Leiden, Netherlands based furniture retailer company has issued a voluntary recall of about twenty nine million chests and dressers. The reason behind the recall is several deaths and injuries to children. Those chests and dressers can easily tip over when not anchored to the wall.
On Monday, the furniture company's USA president Lars Peterson said, following death of three children it is not selling its "MALM" series of products as they "could be a danger"
He said, "Please take them out of the room". The customers are offered a free repair kit which will help them anchor the furniture to a wall. He also added that refunds will be offered too. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says, at least six children have died due to IKEA chests falling on them and that prompted the recall. Apart from that thirty six children have been injured due to the same range of furniture, says the furniture company and CPSC.
All children who have died from the toppling chests were all under four years and those incidents date from1989 to February 2016.
For the dressers under concern, the company is offering an option of refund or a repair kit. The furniture that was manufactured between years 2002 to 2016 is eligible for a complete refund. Those consumers who have concerned models manufactured before 2002 are eligible for a limited store credit.
The CPSC is telling consumers to keep the dresser away from children's reach.
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