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IKEA recalls 36 million chests, dressers after child deaths

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 01:19

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and IKEA announce the recall of 29 million chests and dressers in the U.S. that regulators say are ''too dangerous'' to have in a home with young children. An additional seven million have been recalled in Canada. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with IKEA North America announces a recall of 29 million chests and dressers that do not comply with the performance requirements of the U.S. voluntary industry standard. Federal safety regulators on Tuesday (June 28) announced the recall, saying the furniture is dangerously unstable and can tip onto children. CPSC regulators say the furniture is linked to the recent deaths of three children and that IKEA received reports of 41 tip-over incidents resulting in 17 injuries to children. "It is simply too dangerous, I repeat it is too dangerous to have the recalled furniture in your home, unanchored, especially if you have young children," said Elliot Kaye, chairman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The CPSC says consumers can return the product, have Ikea remove the product from their home, receive free anchoring kits from Ikea or have the company affix them to the chests.

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IKEA recalls 36 million chests, dressers after child deaths

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 01:19