November 21, 2017 9:13 am

Ikea relaunches recall of 29 million chests, dressers after 7th child killed

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Chairman Elliot Kaye watches a demonstration of how an Ikea dresser can tip and fall on a child during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, Tuesday, June 28, 2016.

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Ikea is relaunching a recall of 29 million chests and dressers following the death of a seventh child.

Ikea CEO Lars Petersson said the company wants to increase awareness of the recall Tuesday for several types of chest and dressers that can easily tip over if not anchored to a wall.

The death of a California toddler, who was found trapped underneath an Ikea Malm dresser in May, has raised questions about whether Ikea has effectively spread the word about the recall, which was first announced in June 2016.

READ MORE: Ikea to recall millions of ‘Malm’ dressers after 6 children killed in U.S.

Petersson said the Swedish company has had a “really extensive communication” campaign through social media and its website. He said the company emailed 13 million people about the recall two months ago.

© 2017 The Canadian Press

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