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RECALL: IKEA Dressers May Tip Over

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March 5, 2020 -- IKEA has ordered a recall for nearly 1 million dressers that may tip over and fail to meet federal safety standards, the Consumer Product Safety Commission says.

There have been six reports of the KULLEN 3-drawer chests that were not anchored to the wall tipping over. One resulted in a person getting a minor cut and another getting cuts and bruises.

The chests are 28.375 inches tall, sold in black-brown or birch, and weigh about 45 pounds. The article numbers are 600-930-58 (birch), 501-637-54 (black-brown) and 803-221-34 (black-brown).

If you have one of these chests, you are urged to stop using it if it is not properly anchored to the wall. IKEA will accept in-store returns, or you can call to arrange for a free pickup and refund.

You can also call to receive a free wall attachment anchor kit or contact IKEA, which will provide a one-time free installation.

This is not the first time IKEA dressers have been recalled. Several children died before a 2016 recall of almost 35 million IKEA MALM chests for similar reasons.

Contact IKEA at 888-966-4532 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET, or visit www.ikea-usa.com/secureit for more information.

WebMD Health News Brief Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD on March 05, 2020

Sources

Consumer Product Safety Commission: “IKEA Recalls KULLEN 3-Drawer Chests Due to Tip-Over and Entrapment Hazards; Consumers Urged to Anchor Chests or Return for Refund,” “Following an Additional Child Fatality, IKEA Recalls 29 Million MALM and Other Models of Chests and Dressers Due to Serious Tip-Over Hazard; Consumers Urged to Anchor Chests and Dressers or Return for Refund.”

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