IKEA, the popular low-cost furniture manufacturer, recalled 27 million “Malm” dressers. Three children were recently killed as a result of the defect in design.
The company was on notice of the tendency of the furniture to be top-heavy, but did nothing to address the issue until the death of a 22-month-old child earlier this year. In addition to the recall, the company offered to send crews to people’s homes to tether the dresser to the wall.
“On average, one child dies every two weeks from falling TVs or furniture. At least six deaths have been connected to Ikea’s Malm dresser.”