WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently announced that IKEA instituted a recall program for its Kullen three-drawer chest set because it is unstable. The item’s instability could cause it to tip over and consequently entrap a small child. Such an event is potentially deadly or could result in a small child sustaining severe injuries. Ikea said that the company would repair the dresser by installing an anchoring system designed to prevent the dresser set from tipping over. The company has further announced that it will offer a refund to any consumer who wants to return the product. Ikea asked consumers to contact the company to request a refund or repair kit. IKEA said that it received six reports of the recalled dresser tipping over, with one injury but no deaths reported.
Ikea and the CPSC are working jointly to prevent a child from dying or being seriously injured by the Kullen three-drawer dresser set imported by Ikea and sold in their stores in the United States, Canada, and also in other countries. Ikea estimates that 820,000 recalled Kullen dresser sets were sold in the U.S., and another 150,000 were purchased in Canada.
The recalled Kullen dresser set stands almost 29 inches tall and weighs about 45 pounds. The dresser comes in black-brown or birch stain. Ikea said the recalled products have article numbers such as 501-637-54, 803-221-34, and 600-930-58.
The CPSC advises consumers to stop using the recalled dresser set immediately until the owner can anchor it properly or return it for a refund. The CPSC specially stated that parents should move the dresser away from children to prevent an accident. To obtain a full refund, IKEA will accept a return to the store or will pick the item up from home without charge. IKEA will mail an anchor kit to the consumer and will arrange to have the item installed one-time, without a fee.
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