Recalled IKEA chest of drawers reportedly kills EIGHTH child

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Last year, Ikea recalled its Malm dresser, a low-priced piece of furniture that was cited in the deaths of three small children, due to it tipping over.

"It fell over on top of him".

Ikea recalled a total of 29 million items sold in the U.S. a year ago after the products failed industry safety tests because they could fall over when unattached to a wall.

IKEA issued a statement to ABC saying "Our hearts go out to the affected family, and we offer our honest condolences during this most hard time".

As of now, the Consumer Product Safety Commission is investigating the death of Jozef Dudek.

In 2015, Ikea issued a notice advising consumers not to use the Malm dressers unless they were secured to the wall with the anchors provided.

The company also said "the initial investigation indicates that the chest involved in this incident had not been properly attached to the wall".

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According to ABC, a tentative $50 million settlement is in the works for three previous deaths when the dresser flipped over on toddlers.

Some believe Ikea should be doing more to raise awareness about the dangers of the recalled product.

The recall offers full refunds or fix kits for over 100 potentially unsafe dresser models produced between 2002 and 2016 (see the full list here), and partial refunds for any dressers produced before 2002. In August 2016, Consumers Union, Consumer Federation of America, and Kids In Danger criticized IKEA for placing countless children at risk and resisting a recall for too long. "We have to do better, because these are just ticking landmines in a child's bedroom", she insisted. Later that year, a fourth death that happened in 2011 - a 2-year-old boy in Virginia - was discovered and added to the list.

Feldman has spoken to the groups of three different little children who were smashed to death by dresser tip-overs.

His colleague Alan Feldman said that Jozef's death was "completely avoidable", adding that IKEA's recall effort was poorly executed as it was not publicized properly.

The Inquirer reported this week that only 882,500 dressers were addressed under the recall and fix program, according to a CPSC filing in January 2017.

"The true tragedy is there might be more of these in the future", Mann said. According to the CPSC, "unstable and unsecured TVs and large pieces of furniture kill a child every two weeks, on average", and send approximately 38,000 people to emergency rooms every year, two-thirds of whom are children under the age of five.

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