A safety alert has been issued about Ikea’s drawers and wardrobes after two children were killed when they fell on to them.
A two-year-old boy from Pennsylvania died in February 2014 when a Malm chest fell on him and pinned him to a bed.
Three months later, a 23-month-old child from Washington was killed in when a three-drawer Malm chest tipped over.
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has warned people to stop using Ikea’s wardrobes and chests of draws for children unless they are securely attached to the wall.
Ikea North America is now offering free wall-anchoring kits after the safety alert, the commission said in a statement.
Ikea UK and Ireland have launched a safety awareness campaign following the issues in the US and that the best way to prevent accidents is to secure the furniture to the wall.