The IKEA store in White Marsh is one of many several IKEA stores voluntarily recalling all chests and dressers that do not meet the performance requirements of the U.S. voluntary industry standard (ASTM F2057-14).x
This week’s recall comes after the deaths of three children.
The recalled chests and dressers are unstable if they are not properly anchored to the wall, posing a tip-over and entrapment hazard that can result in death or injuries to children.
The recall affects children’s chests and dressers taller than 23.5 inches and adult chests and dressers taller than 29.5 inches that do not meet the performance requirements of the U.S. voluntary industry standard. The recalled MALM chests and dressers were manufactured and sold through June 2016 and include the 3-drawer, 4-drawer, 5-drawer and 6-drawer models. Other IKEA chests and dressers in this recall were sold at various times through June 2016.
Participating consumers can receive a full or partial refund or a free wall-anchoring repair kit.
IKEA is asking consumers to immediately stop using any recalled chest or dresser that is not properly anchored to the wall and to place the recalled items in an area not accessible to children.