The US consumer product safety commission and Ikea have received numerous reports of injuries and deaths to children when certain chests and wardrobes have toppled over because they were not securely fashioned to the wall. Ikea and the commission have received 14 reports of chests tipping over, resulting in four injuries. A two-year-old boy from West Chester, Pennsylvania, died in February 2014 when a six-drawer Malm chest fell on him and pinned him to a bed, and a 23-month-old child from Snohomish, Washington, was killed in June 2014 when a three-drawer Malm chest tipped over and trapped him. Ikea and the Safety Commission warn that consumers should not use Ikea children’s chests of drawers and wardrobes taller than 23 and a half inches or adult versions taller than 29 and a half inches unless the furniture items are securely anchored to a wall.
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