Recalled IKEA chest of drawers reportedly kills EIGHTH child20th Oct 17 | Family
A two year old boy in California is reportedly the eight child to be killed by an IKEA dresser that was recalled in June 2016 because of it's propensity to tip over.
Toddler Jozef Dudek’s was found in May by his father trapped under the Malm item of furniture in his bedroom.
Daniel Mann, the Dudek family’s lawyer, told The Inquirer:
"Jozef’s tragic death was completely avoidable. What makes this death more heartbreaking is the fact that last year’s so-called recall was poorly publicized by Ikea and ineffective in getting these defective and unstable dressers out of children’s bedrooms across the country."
According to ABC News:
"After the first two deaths in 2014, the company issued a notice offering free anchoring kits; after the third toddler, a 22-month-old boy from Minnesota, was killed in Feburary 2016 – the third death in two years – the company issued a full recall.
After that recall was issued in June 2016, a fourth death that had occurred in 2011 from the Malm line of Ikea furniture was discovered and added to the count. The recall also notes three earlier deaths from different models of Ikea dressers in 1989, 2002 and 2007."