IKEA relaunches dresser recall after death of 8th child
6:16 AM, Nov 21, 2017
(KGTV) - IKEA announced it has relaunched a recall of millions of chests and dressers after the death of a child in May.
In 2016, IKEA recalled 29 million dressers, including the popular Malm model, after seven children were killed.
However, 2-year-old Jozef Dudek died at his Southern California home in May this year after an IKEA Malm dresser fell on him. A lawyer for the boy's family said they were not aware of the recall.
Dudek's family attorney Daniel J. Mann said that the company is still not doing enough to warn customers on the potential risk involved in its dressers and chests.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the first death linked to an IKEA dresser or chest happened in 1989, with the other seven occurring since 2002.
The recall is for children's chests and drawers taller than 23.5 inches and adult chests and dressers taller than 29.5 inches. Those with an impacted piece of furniture can get a refund with free pick-up or a free anchoring kit with a free install. For more information on the recall, click here.
The company also tweeted information on the recall:
IKEA reannounces recall of MALM and other chests & dressers, following an additional child fatality that was reported earlier this year. Act now! Those w/recalled chests receive a refund w/ free pick-up, or a free anchoring kit w/free install. Contact us. https://t.co/JI0Rq3vqHd