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According to the CPSC, the recalled dressers are MALM chests that were sold between 2002 and June 2016. IKEA has issued two options for consumers during the recall: they can receive a full refund or get a free wall-anchoring repair kit, which can be installed by consumers themselves or with free in-home installation provided by IKEA.Is it dangerous to have a heavy dresser?
A dresser is not normally a dangerous piece of furniture. But they can easily get quite heavy when full. Having a heavy dresser tip and fall on top of you can be very dangerous. If you have children in your home, they might try to climb the drawers while playing or trying reach something stored on top of the dresser.How many children have died from IKEA furniture?
In the Ikea case, the six deaths were all children under the age of 4 dating as far back as 1989 and as recently as this February. "You turn your back for a second and that furniture goes over and it can be deadly," Jaquelyn Collas, who found her 2-year-old son crushed by an IKEA MALM dresser in February 2014, told ABC.Is IKEA really that bad?
Over the years, Ikea products have been criticized for their poor quality and shoddy craftsmanship, which have resulted in allergic reactions, malfunctions, and in some cases, even tragic injuries. All told, it’s enough to make even the most avid Ikea shopper think twice before buying certain products at the store.