IKEA is Recalling More Dressers Due to Tipping Hazards
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.
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.”