Ikea recall: Here’s what you need to know
Elliot Kaye (left) chair of the Consumer Product Safety Commissionand CPSC employees watch as a 13 kilo dummy falls over and under Ikea’s Malm model chest of drawers. Picture: Carlos Hamann

Ikea is offering refunds as part of a recall of 29 million chests and dressers. The furniture is prone to tipping over and has been linked to the deaths of several children.

In a Tuesday statement, the company In a statement on Tuesday, the company said it would obe offering full and partial refunds to customers. As well as free installation of wall brackets.

The refunds will be made available when customers return the recalled items.

Here's how it will work:

Full refund: If the chest of drawers was manufactured between January 1, 2002 and June 28, 2016.

Store credit for 50% of original price: If the item was manufactured before January 2002.

Store credit of $50: If the manufacturing date cannot be determined.

Ikea is recalling 29 million chests and dressers after six children were killed when the furniture toppled over and fell on them. Picture: Carolyn Kaster

Ikea is recalling 29 million chests and dressers after six children were killed when the furniture toppled over and fell on them. Picture: Carolyn KasterSource:AP

The recall includes Malm chests and dressers with 3, 4, 5 and 6 drawers, as well as children's chests and dressers taller than 23.5 inches and adult pieces taller than 29.5 inches.

The dressers are prone to topple over if not properly anchored to the wall.

All of the recalled furniture was sold through June 2016.

For more information, visit Ikea's website or call Ikea at (866) 856-4532.

The Ikea Malm chest killed US toddlers Curren Collas (left) and Ted McGee (right).

The Ikea Malm chest killed US toddlers Curren Collas (left) and Ted McGee (right).Source:Supplied

"Every two weeks a child in the U.S. is killed in a tip-over related incident involving furniture or TVs," CPSC chairman Elliot Kaye said in a statement Tuesday.

Kaye urged consumers to respond to the recall quickly: "Do it now and you may save the life of a child."

On Monday, Ikea issued a statement explaining that it was recalling the furniture "given the recent, tragic death" of a 2-year-old boy from Pennsylvania.

There have been five other deaths related to Ikea dressers since 1989.

Ikea started a repair program last July after two toddlers were killed. It issued replacement wall brackets but did not change the design of the furniture or take it off the market.

Ikea’s Malm mirrored chest of drawers.

Ikea’s Malm mirrored chest of drawers.Source:Supplied

 

Ikea offers this advice with the drawers.

Ikea offers this advice with the drawers.Source:Supplied

 
 
 
 
David-Aghadiuno
By David-Aghadiuno 06/28/2016 22:08:00