Ikea dresser, already recalled, reportedly kills 8th child

Two-year-old Jozef Dudek of California was killed when a three-drawer Ikea dresser tipped over and crushed him during naptime.

"At the point when the father went into the room of the tyke who had been put down for a snooze, he discovered him underneath the dresser", Feldman told the Daily News.

The Inquirer reported this week that only 882,500 dressers were addressed under the recall and fix program, according to a CPSC filing in January 2017.

The dresser that reportedly killed Jozef was of the Malm family - before the child's death, 29 million of the same dressers in the same line were recalled for tipping over when not properly secured.

"Most by far of buyers don't secure these dressers to the divider and it has for some time been our view that furniture steadiness ought to be incorporated with a dresser and mooring ought to be an auxiliary strategy for securing furniture".

Mann says the design was inherently risky and charged that the company still hasn't done enough to warn consumers who may have one at home.

Ikea offered an apology to the Dudek's for the death of their toddler.

"IKEA urges all consumers to securely attach chests to the wall with the hardware included in every IKEA chest of drawers package", the company said in a statement, NPR reported.

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The company also said "the initial investigation indicates that the chest involved in this incident had not been properly attached to the wall".

Ikea settled with the families for $50 million previous year. The settlement money is said to have been divided among the three families.

The 29 million recalled chests and dressers include various Malm three-, four-, five- and six-drawer models, as well as other chests and dressers that were sold by Ikea. The redesign was executed to ensure that the retailer's furniture met the voluntary American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) stability standards.

"Sadly, Jozef's death was completely avoidable, had IKEA adhered to safe design standards", attorney Alan M. Feldman said in a statement. Ikea, however, claimed that their efforts to alert customers of the recall went "beyond both the industry standard as well as what was required by law".

The company has been criticized for not getting word out about the recall, but it countered that it publicized the recall online, in national advertising and social media.

8th child killed by IKEA dresser that was recalled more than a year ago because of its propensity to tip over.

Safety standards for dressers are now optional.

  • Ronnie Bowen