IKEA Chest & Dresser Recall Reissued [US]


US FlagUS/Washington: IKEA Chest & Dresser Recall Re-issued [US & Canada]IKEA USA reissues its existing recall for an estimated 17.3 million MALM and other IKEA branded Chests and Dressers due to failure to comply with the performance requirements of the US voluntary industry standard (ASTM F2057-14) and consequential injury and death hazards. Please note: an eighth child death has been linked to these products: CPSC: http://ht.ly/j70y30gJKvX

Direct link: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/IKEA-Reannounces-Recall-of-MALM-and-Other-Models-of-Chests-and-Dressers-Due-to-Serious-Tip-over-Hazard

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall concerns certain tall IKEA Chests and Dressers that do not comply with the performance requirements of the US voluntary industry standard (ASTM F2057-14).

This recall reannouncement involves MALM and other IKEA Chests and Dressers that do not comply with the requirements of the US voluntary industry standard (ASTM F2057-14). The recalled Children’s and Adult Chests and Dressers include the MALM 3-drawer, 4-drawer, 5-drawer and three 6-drawer models as well as other non-MALM models. The recalled Children’s Chests and Dressers are taller than 23.5 inches while the recalled Adult Chests and Dressers all measure at least 29.5 inches tall.

The MALM Chests and Dressers are constructed of particleboard or fiberboard and are sold in white, birch (veneer), medium brown, black-brown, white stained oak (veneer), oak (veneer), pink, turquoise, grey, grey-turquoise, lilac, green, brown stained ash (veneer) and black colors/patterns. A 5-digit supplier number, 4-digit date stamp, the IKEA logo, country of origin and the the brand, “MALM” are all printed on the underside of the top panel or inside the side panel. These include the following:

  • MALM 3 Chests, sold from 10/2002 to 6/2016 that measure approximately 31-1/2″ by 18-7/8″ by 30-3/4″
  • MALM 4 Chests, sold from 6/2002 to 6/2016 that measure approximately 31-3/4″ by 18-7/8″ by 39-1/2″
  • MALM 5 Chests, sold from 10/2002 to 4/2006 that measure approximately 15-7/8″ by 19″ by 48-1/4″
  • MALM 6 Chests, sold from 6/2002 to 6/2016 that measure approximately 31-1/2″ by 18-7/8″ by 48-3/8″
  • MALM 6 Long Chests, sold from 11/2002 to 6/2016 that measure approximately 63″ by 18-7/8″ by 30-3/4″
  • MALM 6 Chests, sold from 4/2006 to 6/2016 that measure approximately 15-3/4″ by 19-1/8″ by 48-3/8″

According to the CPSC, other IKEA non-MALM Chests and Dressers have also been recalled. To see the complete list of all Chests and Dressers included in this recall, please click here: http://www.IKEA-USA.com or http://www.ikea.com/ms/en_US/ikea-chest-and-dresser-recall/index.html. Previous recalls, however, have included the following models:

  • ALESUND
  • ALLEBY
  • ALVESTA
  • ANEBODA
  • ANGUS
  • ÅNES
  • ARUP
  • ASKEDAL
  • ASKVOLL
  • ASPELUND
  • BALSTAR
  • BANKERYD
  • BERGSMO
  • BIALITT
  • BIRKELAND
  • BLIMP
  • BOJ
  • BRETT
  • BRIMNES
  • BOKSTA
  • BJÖRN
  • BÖRKVALLA
  • BRUSALI
  • BUSUNGE
  • DIKTAD
  • EDLAND
  • ELIS
  • ENGAN
  • EKSIL
  • FJELL
  • FJORD
  • FLATEN
  • FRIDOLIN
  • GRANÅS
  • GUTE
  • HADDAL
  • HAJDEBY
  • HEMNES
  • HENSVIK
  • HERRESTAD
  • HOLLEBY
  • HOVDAL
  • HOPEN
  • HOSTELAND
  • HURDAL
  • IKEA PS
  • KABIN
  • KIRKENES
  • KNOT
  • KOPPANG
  • KUSK
  • KURS
  • KULLEN
  • KVIBY
  • LEKSVIK
  • LO
  • LOMEN
  • MAC
  • MALM
  • MAST
  • MAMMUT
  • MANDAL
  • MERÅKER
  • MIDSUND
  • NATURA
  • NARVIK
  • NORDLI
  • NORDNES
  • NORNAS
  • NYVOLL
  • OTTENBY
  • RAKKE
  • RAMBERG
  • RANVIK
  • RODD
  • ROBIN
  • RUSTIK
  • SALA
  • SKARNES
  • SANDEFJORD
  • STRANDA
  • SVEIO
  • STAVANGER
  • STOCKHOLM
  • STUVA
  • SUNDVIK
  • TARVA
  • TASSA
  • TOVIK
  • TRANDUM
  • TROGEN
  • TRONDHEIM
  • TRYSIL
  • TYSSEDAL
  • UNDREDAL
  • VARDE
  • VAJER
  • VALLVIK
  • VESTBY
  • VINSTRA
  • VISDALEN
  • VOLLEN

Please consult the photograph above for details of the product’s design and retail presentation. Additional images of the recalled Chests and Dressers are pictured on the Web site above.

Background:
IKEA has received 186 reports of tip-over incidents involving the MALM Chests and Dressers including 91 reports of injuries to children. In addition, IKEA has received 113 reports of tip-overs with other recalled IKEA Chests and Dressers including 53 reports of injuries to children:

There have been eight (8) reports of child tip-over related deaths with the recalled Chests and Dressers

  • The most recent reported death in May 2017 involved a 2-year-old boy in Buena Park, California after he became trapped beneath an unanchored MALM 3-drawer Chest that tipped over.

Previously reported deaths with MALM Chests and Dressers include:

  • February 2016: A 22-month-old boy from Apple Valley, Minnesota died after an unanchored MALM 6-drawer chest fell on top of him.
  • June 2014: A 23-month-old boy from Snohomish, Washington died after he became trapped beneath an unanchored MALM 3-drawer chest that tipped over.
  • February 2014: A 2-year-old boy from West Chester, Pennsylvania died after an unanchored MALM 6-drawer chest tipped over fatally pinning him against his bed.
  • September 2011: A 2-year-old boy from Woodbridge, Virginia died after an unanchored MALM 3-drawer chest tipped over and trapped him between the dresser drawers.

Previously reported deaths with other model IKEA Chests and Dressers include:

  • July 1989: A 20-month-old girl from Mt. Vernon, Virginia died after an unanchored GUTE 4-drawer Chest tipped over and pinned her against the footboard of a youth bed.
  • March 2002: A 2½-year-old boy from Cranford, New Jersey died after an unanchored RAKKE 5-drawer Chest tipped over and fatally pinned him to the floor.
  • October 2007, a 3-year-old girl from Chula Vista, California died after a KURS 3-drawer Chest tipped over and fatally pinned her to the floor. It is unknown whether the dresser was anchored or not.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Chests and Dressers, please do not use them. Instead, kindly ascertain if any of the recalled Chests or Dressers are not properly anchored to the wall and place them into an area that children cannot access. Contact IKEA for a choice between two options: refund or a free wall-anchoring repair kit.

You can also order a free wall-anchoring repair kit if you wish to keep your Chests and/or Dressers. You can install the kit yourself or IKEA will provide a one-time, free in-home installation service, upon request. You can reorder the kits throughout the life of your Chest and/or Dresser.

If you have any questions about this recall notification, please contact the company at 1-866-856-4532. Alternatively, you can visit the company’s Web site at http://www.IKEA-USA.com/recallchestsanddressers.

Please note: other furniture, products and foods have been recalled by IKEA. To see all related recalls sold by this company, please search for “IKEA” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see all recalls and notifications relating to Infants and Children, please search for “children” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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More information about this recall:
CPSC recall number: 18-040
Recalls Direct RIN: 9483-2017
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