Ikea is recalling 27 million chests and dressers after two children died after Ikea’s Malm chests tipped over and fell on them last year. It is technically a recall although consumers “aren’t supposed to return the furniture.” They are encouraged to pick up a free wall anchoring kit for the chests.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, a child dies every two weeks and one is injured every 24 minutes in the US from furniture or TVs tipping over. CPSC Chairman Elliot Kaye says Ikea needs “To do more and to make more stable furniture and they need to help lead industry.”
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