Recalled Ikea Dresser Kills 2-Year-Old Boy

8th child reported killed by recalled Ikea dresser

Ikea reviewed the three-drawer Malm and different models of chests and dressers in June 2016, refering to a genuine tip-over danger, and encouraged clients who'd obtained the dressers to either stay them to a divider, or return them for a discount.

Two-year-old Jozef Dudek from California was killed when a three-drawer Ikea dresser - that was a piece of a review a year ago - fell over and pulverized the kid amid naptime.

However, Jozef's parents weren't aware that their Malm dresser had been recalled, Daniel Mann, who is representing the family, said.

In a written statement to ABC News, Ikea said, "Our hearts go out to the affected family, and we offer our honest condolences during this most hard time".

The company also said "the initial investigation indicates that the chest involved in this incident had not been properly attached to the wall".

Participating consumers can receive a full or partial refund or a free wall-anchoring fix kit.

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The Inquirer reported this week that only 882,500 dressers were addressed under the recall and fix program, according to a CPSC filing in January 2017.




The first child deaths to be publicly associated with the Malm dressers occurred in 2014.

In 2015, after two children were crushed by IKEA drawer sets the previous year, the company recalled the dressers, which can tip over and crush children if they are not anchored to the wall.

Mann says the design was inherently unsafe and charged that the company still hasn't done enough to warn consumers who may have one at home. The plaintiffs contended that IKEA had consistently refused to meet voluntary national safety standards for the stability of chests and dressers, which other American furniture companies had embraced.

"Our hearts go out to the influenced family, and we offer our earnest sympathies amid this most troublesome time", the organization said in an announcement.

Ikea's efforts included press releases, national news coverage and social media advertisement, among other communication methods.

"We took our responsibility to communicate this recall very seriously and went to great lengths to get the word out", the company's statement read. Ikea added that it has "worked hard to make participation in the recall as easy as possible for consumers". Millions of the Sweedish retailer's unsteady dressers were recalled due to the possibility of deadly tipping accidents. Consumers with chests and dressers manufactured prior to January 2002 will be eligible for a partial store credit.

Safety standards for dressers are now optional.

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