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After 3 Toddler Deaths, IKEA Recalls Dressers – Warning For All Parents

Written by Leslie Means

This is a nightmare for parents.  

According to a report written by The Washington Post, the recall comes after reports of three tragic accidents involving tipped-over Ikea furniture.

Dressers, not anchored to the wall, can easily be tipped over. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, tipped over furniture kills a child every two weeks, on average, and injures a child every 24 minutes.  

This is terrifying.

What to do if you have this furniture in your home?  Take the dressers out of your home.  Full refunds will be given and repair kits to anchor the dresser(s) to the walls are also available.  

For a full list of dressers in the recall, to receive your refund or the wall anchoring kit, please visit IKEA’s website at this link.

Feature image via IKEA (twitter)

(U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission via YouTube)

About the author

Leslie Means

Leslie is the co-founder and owner of Her View From Home.com. She is also a former news anchor, published children’s book author, weekly columnist, and has several published short stories as well.

She is married to a very patient man. Together they have two pretty fantastic little girls ages 8 and 6 and one little dude born March 2017!

When she’s not sharing too much personal information online and in the newspaper – you’ll find Leslie somewhere in Nebraska hanging out with family and friends. There’s also a 75% chance at any given time, you’ll spot her in the aisles at Target.