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  • Twin Cities toddler is 3rd killed in 2 years by tipped-over Ikea dresser

    http://www.startribune.com/twin-citi...ser/376635881/
    Twin Cities toddler is 3rd killed by tipped-over Ikea dresser

    The dresser was the subject of a safety agency's "repair program."

    By Paul Walsh Star Tribune
    April 21, 2016 — 6:25pm


    A 22-month-old Apple Valley boy became the third child in two years killed when an Ikea furniture item tipped over, a hazard that prompted a government safety warning last year, a lawyer for the boy’s family said Thursday.
    ...
    When Janet McGee checked on Teddy during his nap, she noticed he wasn’t in his bed, the police report read. She spotted the dresser tipped over onto her son. She lifted it up, saw a bloodied Teddy and screamed “call 911!” the report continued.
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    Questions about the dressers have been fielded at Ikea’s North American headquarters in suburban Philadelphia by Mona Astra Liss. In a written statement, Liss said, “The best way to prevent tipover of chests of drawers is to attach products to the wall with the included restraints and hardware per the assembly instructions.”..
    This might be a risk with other tall, narrow dressers. Landlords should allow furniture like this to be anchored. I've got a couple of tall bookcases anchored to the wall per earthquake readiness instructions.
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    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/ikea-...132251229.html
    Feds urge consumers to act quickly on Ikea dresser recall
    AP


    1 hour ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ikea is recalling 29 million chests and dressers that can easily tip over and trap children underneath. Six children have been killed and three dozen others injured in the past 27 years, and federal safety officials on Tuesday urged consumers to take immediate action...


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