IKEA issues new safety warning after 3rd toddler dies

MALM 3-drawer chests from IKEA (Photo via Consumer Product Safety Commission)

(WFLA) – The retail giant IKEA issued a new safety warning following a confirmation of the third death of a toddler, NBC News reported.

The warning includes the chests and drawers that can be tipped over resulting in injuries, entrapment and even deaths.The retailer issued the original warning in July 2015 on the US Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website. IKEA offered a free wall anchoring kit for its chests and dressers after two children were killed.

The free repair program involved sending out the anchoring kits for about 27 million chests and dressers.

After confirming the third death this week, IKEA plans to expand the repair program.

The retailer reminds that you should inspect all drawers and chests in the house and make sure they are anchored to the wall safely. If you need an anchoring kit, you can register to receive it here or call toll-free  (888) 966-4532.






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