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Ikea recalling Malm dresser after three deaths

The Canadian Press | posted Tuesday, Jun 28th, 2016

Three deaths in the U.S. within the past two years is reportedly leading Swedish furniture giant Ikea to recall one of its best-selling dressers.

The U.S. Federal Consumer Product Safety Commission says the expected announcement from Ikea will concern millions of Malm-style dressers, but it’s not clear if the recall will cover the six million sold in Canada.

The three children were killed when dressers tipped over onto them. Six children have died since 1989 and 36 have been injured, ABC reports.

“There are millions and millions of these products in people’s homes,” said Rachel Weintraub, of the Consumer Federation of America.

“The evidence we have of the hazard is robust, the number of people who could be impacted is profound, and it’s incredibly important to take action.”

Ikea issued a repair kit last year that would secure the dressers to the wall, but now says further action is needed.


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