Ikea Recall All Dresser After 2 Year Old Baby Dead

Javier Stokes
October 23, 2017

"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", Feldman continued.

It's not the first time the agency and the retailer have been under fire.

Jozef Dudek's father found the toddler trapped under the item of furniture, which was recalled a year ago, in his bedroom.

However, Ikea said it was impossible to know how many unsecured dressers remain in use. On Wednesday, an american family of California has claimed to have lost his son 2 years old in the fall of a chest of drawers brand Ikea.

Jozef Dudek has become the eighth victim of the draws, that were recalled a year ago.

Jozef Dudek, two, was killed when a three-drawer Malm dresser fell on him in the bedroom of his California home when his parents put him down for a nap in May.

Ikea recalled the three-drawer Malm and other models of chests and dressers in June 2016, citing a serious tip-over hazard, and urged customers who'd purchased the dressers to either anchor them to a wall, or return them for a refund.

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Jozef is believed to be the first confirmed death since Ikea recalled the dresser previous year.

Daniel J. Mann, the family's lawyer, said the family is "absolutely distraught" by the accident, ABC News reports.

Mann's colleague, Alan Feldman, whose firm also represents the parents of three other boys killed by Malm dressers, told NPR that Jozef's death was "completely avoidable".

"We took our responsibility to communicate this recall very seriously and went to great lengths to get the word out", the company's statement read. "If a consumer is unable to bring the product back to the store, Ikea will arrange to pick it up at their home".

In an official statement, the groups wrote, "Unfortunately, the communication efforts focused on anchoring a deadly dresser to the wall are not enough on their own". Ikea is recalling 29 million chests and dressers after six children were killed when the furniture toppled over and fell on them.

Ikea, as well as the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, have confirmed they are aware of Jozef's death in relation to the Malm product.

The non-profit Kids In Danger told ABC News that fix kits or refunds had been issued for as little as 3% of the units that had been sold, leaving millions of Malm dressers as "ticking land mines in a child's bedroom".

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