A Popular Retailer Recalls Millions of Dressers
If you bought a certain line of furniture at a popular retail store, you may want to see if has been recalled.
There has been a recall of 29-million dressers and chests sold at IKEA after children were killed when the furniture fell on them.
IKEA has taken off the showroom floor its MALM line of dressers after three kids were killed by dressers that are prone to tip over. According to the report by NBC News, all of the deaths reported were to children ages 3 and younger. The first one happened 27 years ago, while the other two were between 2000 and 2016. There has also been 36 injuries reported.
The recall is only limited to the United States and Canada. The retail giant has also stopped selling that particular brand of furniture at its stores. If you own a line of dressers and chests that have been recalled, you have a couple of options:
1. You can take back the items for a full refund, as long as the item purchased was between 2002 and 2016. Anything older than that, IKEA will give you store credit for half the original price.
2. There is a kit that anchors to the wall that you can get for free.
IKEA is reminding all parents that any furniture that is purchased should be anchored to the wall, just to be on the safe side. They are doing the right thing by recalling the furniture.