Tip-over hazard prompts more IKEA recalls

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - IKEA has re-announced its recall of a variety of dressers and chests because of a tipping hazard.

The recall includes 17.3 million units.

The company says it has received 186 complaints about tipping MALM units – including 91 reports of children being injured. In addition, IKEA says other units have been blamed for 113 tip-overs and 53 reports of injuries to children.

The company has received eight reports of children being killed by falling units – including the most recent one in May when a 2-year-old boy in California was trapped under a three-drawer MALM chest.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the dressers and chests may tip if they aren’t properly anchored.

The company recommends repairing the units or returning them for a refund.

To find out which models are impacted by the recall, click here.

To contact the company, click here, or call 1-866-856-4532.

You can report a complaint about a product by clicking here.


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