NEW YORK (AP) - Ikea has relaunched the recall of 29 million chests and dressers following the death of an eighth child.
CEO Lars Petersson said the company wants to increase awareness of the recall for several types of chest and dressers that can easily tip over if not anchored to a wall.
IKEA reannounces recall of MALM and other chests & dressers, following an additional child fatality that was reported earlier this year. Act now! Those w/recalled chests receive a refund w/ free pick-up, or a free anchoring kit w/free install. Contact us. https://t.co/JI0Rq3vqHd— IKEA USA (@IKEAUSA) November 21, 2017
The death of a California toddler, who was found trapped underneath an Ikea Malm dresser in May, has raised questions about whether Ikea has effectively spread the word about the recall, which was first announced in June 2016.
Petersson said Ikea has had an "extensive communication" campaign through social media and its website. The Swedish company emailed 13 million people about the recall two months ago, he said.
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