Ikea Recalls 29 Million Dressers After Six Children Die: Report

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Ikea is recalling 29 million chests and dressers after at least six children have been crushed to death by toppling furniture, ABC reported late Monday. Citing the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the news outlet said at least 36 children have been injured by dressers that tilted over because they weren't secured to a wall. The six deaths happened between 1989 and as recent February this year. The Swedish furniture giant is offering refunds for affected dressers manufactured between 2002 and 2016 and partial store credits for products made before 2002, the report said. The dressers include the popular Malm and other styles, ABC reported. A spokesperson from Ikea confirmed the company is recalling chests of drawers in the U.S. and Canada only. "The recall is based on the local voluntary [American Society for Testing and Materials] standard, which is applicable in North America. Ikea chests of drawers meet all mandatory stability requirements on all markets where sold," the spokesperson said.

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