After six deaths involving furniture falling on children, Ikea has decided to recall 29 million chests and drawers sold in their U.S. stores.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that at least 36 children have died due to Ikea chests or drawers tipping over and crushing toddlers. The Swedish retailer maintains that those specific products are meant to have wall anchors. Ikea’s U.S. President Lars Petersson said that, “we would like to create a culture of attaching chests of drawers to the wall. It should be as simple and natural as putting on your seat belt when driving a car.”
If you purchased any of the affected products manufactured between 2002-2016, you can get a full refund. Otherwise, anything prior to 2002 entitles you to a partial refund, according to the CPSC. Ikea is offering to send free wall attachments as well.
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