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Ikea mass recall after eighth child dies

This is the second time the item has been recalled!
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Ikea has relaunched a recall of 29 million items after an eight child has died.

A 2-year-old boy in California is reportedly the eighth child to be killed by an Ikea dresser that was originally recalled in June 2016.

The latest incident has raised questions about whether the recall was properly communicated to the general population.

The recall – which only applies to the US and Canada – is for adults’ chests and drawers over 75 centimetres and children’s chests and drawers taller than 60 centimetres.

Customers with the products should contact IKEA, who can either provide a free wall-mounting kit or a full refund for the items.

Without the wall mounting kit, the products can easily tip over causing injury or death. 

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, eight children under the age of three have been killed after an IKEA product fell on them.

Swedish retailer Ikea told ABC, ‘Our hearts go out to the affected family, and we offer our sincere condolences during this most difficult time.’

The company has been criticized for not getting word out about the recall, but it countered that it publicized the recall online, in national advertising and social media.

This article originally appeared on New Idea.

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