The Swedish company IKEA takes action after 6 children have died and 12 others have been injured. The retailer store is claimed to have put on the market chests and dressers that are easily tipped over, leaving several families with a loss that cannot be repaired or compensated.
The well-known IKEA is asking anyone that purchased the items between the years of 2002 and 2016 to return for a full refund. Customers that purchased the recalled item before 2002 will receive only a store credit for only half of the cost. Customers are urged to pick up the free KIT, install it on the furniture and anchor the piece to a wall, or completely return the item. The recall only applies to customers in the U.S and Canada. IKEA has the dimensions for the items recalled.
The company’s CEO said that the product was sold with instructions which should have been followed by every customer.Regardless of installation procedures, the piece of furniture should not be easily tipped over by children under 3, which is the age band most affected by all the incidents that have happened.
“Consumers need to act immediately, especially if you have kids at home,” says Kayle, chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, in a recent interview.