Ikea Recalls 29 Million Dressers, 6 Kids Killed

By on June 28, 2016

Furniture maker Ikea is recalling 29 million chests and dressers, following six toppling deaths over the years. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission , the dressers are unstable and must be secured to a wall for safety.

The dressers were sold in the U.S. and Canada for years.  Accourding to the CPSC, children’s chests taller than 23 1/2 inches, and adult chests taller than 29 1/2 inches, should not be used unless they are securely anchored to the wall.

Ikea is offering free wall-attaching kits, or refunds to consumers.

The following release from Ikea contains additional information about the recall and safety issues:

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/about_ikea/newsitem/062816-pr-chest-and-dressers