If you have an IKEA dresser or chest, take note: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the furniture retailer have announced a repair program for owners of 7 million MALM chests (those manufactured since 2002) and 20 million other chests and dressers. The CPSC and IKEA urge people to stop using IKEA children’s dressers taller than 23½ inches and adult dressers taller than 29½ inches until they are securely anchored to the wall. This decision comes after reports that in 2014, two children on separate occasions died after the dressers tipped over and crushed them.
The kits include tip-over restraints, wall anchoring hardware, instructions, and warning labels to go on the furniture. You can get a free kit at any IKEA store, or go to ikea-usa.com/saferhomestogether for more information.