IKEA Recalls More Dressers due to Tip-Over Risk.
IKEA is recalling over 800,000 dressers due to a tip-over risk that involves small children. Since 2016, there have been 17.3 million dressers recalled by IKEA.
The latest recall involves the three-drawer Kullen dresser. The dresser weighs about 45 pounds and is about 28.5 inches tall. IKEA said the dresser was sold from April 2005 to December 2019.
The recalled dressers sold by IKEA do not meet the minimum standard for safe design. That standard is to ensure dressers remain upright when 50 pounds (meant to simulate the pull of a child) is hung on an extended drawer.
Although the safety standard is voluntary, many furniture manufacturers follow it.
IKEA released that the dressers in the latest recall do not meet the safety standard.
Consumers were told to contact IKEA for either a refund or a wall anchoring kit.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 28,000 people are injured in tip-overs every year with more than half of them being children.
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Source: USA TODAY, “Dangerous Ikea dressers recalled over risk of crashing onto children”