NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Ikea is recalling 29 million chests and dressers after six children were killed when the furniture toppled over and fell on them.
The company says that all chests and dressers should be attached to a wall to prevent them from toppling over. Anyone who owns a chest or dresser that is not mounted to a wall should remove them out of reach from children.
Ikea is offering free kits to attach the chests and dressers to a wall. Customers can also ask Ikea for a refund.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says that at least six children, all of whom were 3 years old or younger, were killed when an Ikea chest or dresser fell on them.
About 8 million MALM chests and dressers sold between January 2002 and June 2016 are being recalled following three fatal tip-over incidents. In the most recent case, a 22-month-old Minnesota boy died when a MALM 6-drawer chest fell on top of him in February.
About 21 million non-MALM chests and dressers connected to three other deaths are also being recalled.
For a list of recalled products, click here.
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