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IKEA recalls millions of chests and dressers following link to children's deaths

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IKEA recalls millions of chests and dressers following link to children's deaths

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Swedish furniture giant IKEA Group is recalling nearly 36 million chests and dressers across northern America after they were linked to the deaths of six children.

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the news, and warned that the furnishings can topple over, if they are not securely fastened to the wall.

The recall covers six models of MALM chests of drawers or dressers manufactured from 2002 to 2016, as well as about 100 other families of chests or dressers, it said.

“It is simply too dangerous to have the recalled furniture in your home unanchored, especially if you have young children,” CPSC Chairman Elliott Kaye said in a statement.

As part of the recall, IKEA is offering refunds or a free wall-anchoring kit.

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