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IKEA Recalls Millions Of Dressers Due To A Design Flaw That Kills
By Dorothy Tan, 29 Jun 2016
Swedish furniture giant IKEA is known for its affordable and family-friendly products.
However, even as it is lauded for bringing good design to the masses, it seems that the company has made a mistake with the Malm line of dressers, which are being recalled for a design flaw—tipping over easily—that has proven to be fatal.
Affecting about 29 million items, including other unstable models of dressers, this recall is an unprecedented move by IKEA—it was prompted by the death of a 22-month-old boy, which is the third fatal accident in two years that is linked to a Malm dresser.
The recall comes after IKEA launched a repair program in July 2015, which provides new kits for customers to securely attach the dressers to the wall.
Read more about IKEA’s recall of the Malm dressers here—do you have one of these in your home, and if so, have you set it up safely to prevent it from tipping over?
[via Fast Co. Design]
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