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IKEA is recalling this dangerous dresser used in many kids’ rooms

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Time Out Kids contributors

After several toddler deaths due to unanchored dressers sold by IKEA, the company is now recalling a variety of its home furnishings products. Following fatal incidents, IKEA released a free wall-anchoring kit in 2015 for the products to help protect families from accidents, though more fatalities have occurred since then as a result of the product toppling over (in situations where parents did not use or claim a wall-anchoring kit). 

Six types of MALM dressers manufactured between January 1 2002 and June 28 2016 are eligible for refund, including MALM 3-drawer dresser, MALM 4-drawer dresser, MALM 6-drawer dresser, MALM 6-drawer dresser (wide), MALM 6-drawer dresser (tall, narrow) and MALM 5-drawer dresser (tall, narrow) (all pictured in IKEA’s recall here).

The company advises to immediately stop using any recalled MALM dresser that is not properly anchored to the wall and to place it in an area that is not accessible to children until it is properly anchored with this free wall-anchoring repair kit. If you own one of the products mentioned above, you are also eligible for a full or partial refund, which you can apply for here

For more information, visit the IKEA recall page or contact them at (866) 856-4532 from 9 a.m. to 12 midnight ET. Be safe!

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