RECALL: Ikea recalling dressers blamed in deaths of 6 children

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(CNN/WFLA) – Furniture giant Ikea is recalling millions of its chests and dressers, which have been blamed for the deaths of six children. The company says the dressers are dangerous if they are not installed correctly.

Ikea says the dressers can fall over if not fastened to the wall. At least 27 million dressers are included in the recall. Ikea tells NBC News they are no longer selling their “Malm” series products.

The company says it’s working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to figure out how to deal with the problem. According to CPSC, a child is injured from falling furniture every 24 minutes.

Ikea launched a repair program last year for the dressers after the deaths of two children. But the company says it opted to issue a full recall after the death of a third child.

Ikea will provide a free repair kit to anchor the furniture to a wall or a full refund to customers under the terms of the recall.http://www.ikea.com/us/en/tip_over_campaign/index.html

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