IKEA Recalls 29 Million Pieces of Furniture

“Following an Additional Child Fatality, IKEA Recalls 29 Million MALM and Other Models of Chests and Dressers Due to Serious Tip-Over Hazard”

“The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with IKEA North America, of Conshohocken, Pa., is announcing the recall of all chests and dressers that do not comply with the performance requirements of the U.S. voluntary industry standard (ASTM F2057-14). ”

” In February 2014, a 2-year-old boy from West Chester, Pa. died after a 6-drawer MALM chest tipped over and fatally pinned him against his bed. In June 2014, a 23-month-old boy from Snohomish, Wash. died after he became trapped beneath a 3-drawer MALM chest that tipped over. In February 2016 … a 22-month-old boy from Apple Valley, Minn. died when a MALM 6-drawer chest fell on top of him.”
Recalled Models

Names Sold Dates Measurements
MALM 3 10/2002 to 6/2016 31½” x 18⅞” x 30¾”
MALM 4 6/2002 to 6/2016 31½” x 18⅞” x 39½”
MALM 5 10/2002 to 4/2006 157/8” x 19” x 481/4
MALM 6 6/2002 to 6/2016 31½” x 18⅞” x 48⅜”
MALM 6 LONG 11/2002 to 6/2016 63” x 18⅞” x 30¾”
MALM 6 4/2006 to 6/2016 153/4” x 191/8” x 483/8

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