Officials report fourth child death linked to IKEA MALM dresser

Federal officials on Friday reported a fourth child fatality associated with an IKEA dresser recalled in June.

A 2-year-old boy from Woodbridge, Va., died in September 2011 after an unanchored MALM 3-drawer dresser fell over and trapped the child between its drawers, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Other fatalities related to the MALM dresser also include a 2-year-old boy from West Chester, Pa., a 23-month-old boy from Snohomish, Wash. and a 22-month-old boy from Apple Valley, Minn.
The summer recall included about 8 million MALM chests and dressers and 21 million other children’s and adult chests.

For more information on what dressers and chests were recalled, how to  receive a refund or free wall-anchoring repair kit, call IKEA  at 866-856-4532 or visit  www.IKEA-USA.com/recallchestsanddressers or www.IKEA-USA.com and click on Product Recall.

USA Today


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