IKEA stores in the United States are about to get a whole lot busier with the news that the furniture retailer is recalling over 29 million chest of drawers and dressers following the deaths of six children who were crushed by the units falling over.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has said that the MALM units are considered dangerous when not secured to the wall and notes that the warning is applicable to specific children’s Malm chest of drawers over 60cm and adult Malm products over 29.5cm. The recall has come about after the Safety Commission received over 36 reports of children being injured by the units, including six fatalities.
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The MALM units are not a new design for IKEA. They have been manufactured and stocked by the flat pack furniture company for over 26 years.