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Ikea reissues dresser recall after 8th child fatality

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Those who own an Ikea Malm dresser should immediately stop using it if it isn’t anchored to the wall, Ikea officials said Tuesday.

The recalled chests and dressers pose a serious tip-over and entrapment danger that has killed eight children so far, according to a news release. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission postedabout the re-announced recall Tuesday.

Consumers can contact Ikea for a refund or a free wall-anchoring kit. Ikea will pick up the recalled dresser for free, or will provide a free in-come wall-anchoring service.

Due to another child dying because of the dresser, Ikea is re-issuing the recall.

So far, Ikea has received 186 reports of “tip-over” incidents involving the chests and dressers, 91 of which injured children. About 17.3 million units have been made.

There have been eight reports of children dying due to the chest and dressers tipping over, the most recent one being a 2-year-old boy in California who was trapped under an unanchored MALM three-drawer dressed that tipped over.

A list of recalled chest and dresser models can be found at Ikea.com. For more information, customers can contact Ikea at Ikea-USA.com/secureitkits or by calling 888-966-4532.

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