IKEA is Recalling More Dressers Due to Tipping Hazards

published Mar 4, 2020
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IKEA is issuing another recall for dressers that could post a tip-over or entrapment hazard to small children, according to a Consumer Product Safety Commission statement made on March 4.

This time, it’s the KULLEN three-drawer chest, which looks similar to the MALM series that was the subject of recalls in 2016 and 2017.

Credit: IKEA

The chest, which was sold between 2005 and 2019 in the US and Canada, is 28 3/8 inches tall, comes in birch and black/brown colors, and retailed for around $60.

According to the announcement, IKEA has received six reports of tip-over incidents involving KULLEN 3-drawer chests that were not anchored to the wall, including one report involving a minor cut and one report involving minor cuts and bruises. In 2017, a two-year-old boy died from a MALM dresser that tipped over, and IKEA recently paid a $46 million settlement to the family. The CPSC has since made seven additional tipping hazard-related recalls, per The Washington Post.

If you have one of these dressers at home, the CPSC recommends that “consumers should immediately stop using the KULLEN 3-drawer chest if not properly anchored to the wall and place it into an area that children cannot access.  Consumers should contact IKEA for either a full refund or a free wall-attachment (anchor) kit.”

More details can be found at the CPSC website or on IKEA’s product recall page.