8th child fatality reported from recalled IKEA dresser

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Those own an IKEA Malm dresser should immediately stop using it if it isn't anchored to the wall, says IKEA Tuesday. 

The recalled chests and dressers pose a serious tip-over and entrapment danger that have killed eight children so far, according to a news release. 

Consumers can contact IKEA for a refund or a free wall-anchoring kit. IKEA will pick up the recalled dresser for free or will provide a free in-come wall-anchoring service. 

Due to another child dying because of the dresser, IKEA is re-issuing the recall. 

So far, IKEA has received 186 reports of "tip-over" incidents involving the chests and dressers, 91 of which injured children. 

There have been eight reports of children dying due to the chest and dressers tipping over, the most recent one being a 2-year-old boy in California, who was trapped under an unanchored MALM three-drawer dressed that tipped over. 

RECALLED MALM CHESTS AND DRESSERS

Names

Sold Dates

Measurements

MALM 3

10/2002 to 6/2016

31½" x 18⅞" x 30¾"

MALM 4

6/2002 to 6/2016

31½" x 18⅞" x 39½"

MALM 5

10/2002 to 4/2006

157/8" x 19" x 481/4"

MALM 6

6/2002 to 6/2016

31½" x 18⅞" x 48⅜"

MALM 6 LONG

11/2002 to 6/2016

63" x 18⅞" x 30¾"

MALM 6

4/2006 to 6/2016

153/4" x 191/8" x 483/8"

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