Ikea Malm dressers pictured have been involved in three deaths when they toppled over on toddlers. (Photo by Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)
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The death of another toddler after an IKEA drawer toppled over has led IKEA US to issue a recall for its Malm range of chest of drawers and wardrobes. Another 100 other models of chests and drawers were also recalled.
"We are announcing this recall today given the recent tragic death of a third child. It is clear that there are still unsecured products in customers' homes, and we believe that taking further action is the right thing to do," the company said in a statement Monday.
IKEA said it had been in "close contact" with the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The organization declined to comment on the IKEA recall, but previously said that every 24 minutes, a child is sent to the emergency room by a falling piece of furniture or a television. CPSC said every two weeks, a child dies as a result of toppling furniture.
The recall affects children’s chests and dressers taller than 23.5 inches and adult chests and dressers taller than 29.5 inches that do not meet the performance requirements of the U.S. voluntary industry standard. The products recalled are 3-drawer, 4-drawer, 5-drawer and 6-drawer models that were sold between January 2002 and June 2016. NBC News reported at least 29 million chests and drawers as being included in the recall.