IKEA has recalled its MALM dresser after multiple child deaths due to the instability of this furniture item. Link to the company's website below for instructions on how to receive a full refund of your MALM dresser:
Below is the original blog post from July 27, 2015 about the hurdles encountered when securing the MALM dresser given the restraint kit provided by IKEA.
Beneath the mass of stickers on this dresser, you will find my 4 year-old son's IKEA Malm dresser. Yes, the same one that has been in the news lately. The Malm tips over very easily if it is not secured to the wall. It came with restraints which is great right? Not exactly. Let me walk you through the steps we had to take to secure this dresser to the wall.
This past Fourth of July weekend, I was speaking with a lawyer regarding a court case she had recently. A child was in a hotel, pulled the drawer out to climb the dresser in the hotel room, and the television on top of the dresser fell on the child. Sadly, that child did not survive.
When traveling with your family, it is important to note the safety conditions of the hotel room you are staying in. Hotels are full of unrestrained televisions, end tables, dressers and night stands. It is very much worth a conversation with the hotel manager regarding any unsafe conditions. They, likely, are unaware of the safety hazards or have never given them much thought.
Directing them to this website could not only help the hotel, but also greatly influence our impact and help our cause. We are interested in saving children from tip-overs. They can happen anywhere.
Awareness & Action Silent Auction, July 1, 2015
We are looking forward to our Awareness & Action Silent Auction coming up! This is an online auction & gives everyone a chance to contribute to a great cause without having to live in our area. We are so thankful to all the donors who have contributed to this auction! Thanks to them, we have such a great variety of items for people to bid on. The size of people's hearts never fails to amaze me. Funds raised from this auction will go towards the purchase child safety items & will help us further our reach in the community.