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Ikea to proceed with the withdrawal of the chest of drawers Malm, except in Italy

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Published on Nov 22, 2017

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Ikea announces the withdrawal of the chests of drawers Malm. A few months ago is dead, the eighth child, who was swept away right from the mobile. Therefore, the note that the Swedish company has decided to proceed with a refund of the chest of drawers. Or, he thought of a kit to be able to attach to the wall, so that it can not be reversed. The latest news reveal that in Italy and in the whole European Union, there has been no appeal, since the security rules include different factors.

Ikea to proceed with the withdrawal of the chest of drawers Malm, which have resulted in the death of eight children. Last may, in fact, was recorded the death of Josef Dudek. We are talking about a child 2 years old, of Buena Park, California. The small would have been overwhelmed just by the chest of drawers, that you would be overturned. Now Ikea has chosen to announce, again, the withdrawal of these furniture. Will not be, therefore, more present in the market. Are 29 million of the cabinets that have undergone the recall. But this decision only applies to the market of Canada and the United States. The rules of safety in the European Union, in fact, are different.

The ceo of Ikea Lars Petersson, said that the company, from time to time, launched a campaign, through social media, television, the website and the newspaper, to remind the risk that the door of the chest of drawers Malm. “We want to focus attention on the fact that the best way to prevent the overthrow of the mobile is back as the anchor to the wall with the accessories indicated in the installation instructions”. These are the words of Petersson, after what happened last may. In addition, the ceo also revealed that, a few months ago, he has sent 13 million emails, containing the instructions on the recall of the cabinets. It is necessary to continue to reiterate this retreat, just to put aware all consumers.

In North America, Ikea has offered a full refund for the chest of drawers Malm, or it can also be provided free of charge with a kit to fasten it to the wall. The recall was already party in June 2016, after the death of the sixth child. About 29 million of the cabinets invoked, only 111.642 were returned and 192.941 were fixed to the wall. According to what says the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the first of the children swept up from the chest of drawers is dead 28 years ago. In all there are 186 reports of incidents that were caused by furniture Malm.

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