Ikea Unit Recalled After 6 Children Die

Popular Swedish retail-giant Ikea has issued an urgent recall concerning a staggering 29 million products that it sells – after 6 children died when they were crushed by the cabinet falling on them.

The Malm chests and dressers have all been involved in the deaths of the 6 children – who were all aged 3-years-old or younger. The company has offered refunds or free kits to attach the furniture to a wall. The recall concerns units in the US and Canada –  with China added to the list following pressure from consumers. In the US, the company has teamed up with a consumer product safety charity to launch the “Secure it” campaign.
In this campaign, and at the time of the incidents that first hit the news at the end of June, the company stated that “all chests and drawer should be attached to a wall to prevent them from toppling over” but added that “anyone who owns a chest or dresser that is not mounted to a wall should remove them out of reach from children.”
The UK and Ireland Ikea stores are also offering the wall fixing kits.
Patrull baby safety gates, that are also sold by the company, are also being recalled after Ikea confirmed there was “a problem” and added the product was “not reliable”.
Full refunds are also being offered to those that have one of these gates.

IKEA bat cape recalled due to strangulation risk

IKEA urges its customers who have a LATTJO bat cape to immediately stop children from playing with it and to bring it back to any IKEA store for a full refund.

IKEA is recalling LATTJO bat capes after reports emerged of about three children that have received marks and scratches on the neck while using LATTJO bat capes. The cape got stuck and didn’t detach easily enough from the children’s necks.

No injuries which required medical treatment have been reported, but due to the risk of strangulation or injuries to the neck, IKEA has taken precautionary measures and recalls the product.

LATTJO bat capes have been sold in all IKEA markets except Russia and Indonesia since November 2015.

The LATTJO bat cape can be returned to any IKEA store for a full refund. Proof of purchase (receipt) is not required.

For more information, please contact IKEA on 0203 645 0010.