Ikea safety warning after another fatal accident.

Ikea safety warning after another fatal accident.

This is horrible news this morning but there has been a safety warning after it is revealed that another toddler has been crushed to death by a set of their drawers.

There have previously been two other children killed by the same range of furniture in the past.

The most recent incident happened in Philadelphia in the US and involved the popular Malm range of drawers and wardrobes. 

27 month-old Ted McGee climbed onto the drawers which then tipped over as he stood on them.

The Sun reports: ‘His mum Janet said she put him down for a nap and was checking on him every 20 minutes until she found his bed empty and assumed he was hiding – but then found him under the chest of six drawers.’


Ikea have now issued ANOTHER warning to parents urging them to fix their furniture to the wall to prevent accidents like this.

Ikea have released a statement saying: “We wish to emphasise that the best way to prevent tip-over of chests of drawers is to attach products to the wall with the included restraints and hardware per the assembly instructions.

“Ikea has included restraints with our chest of drawers for decades, and wall attachment is an integral part of the assembly instructions.”

Although no cases have been reported in the UK, the furniture is sold in our stores so if you are worried, feel free to contact Ikea on 02035450010.

CLICK HERE to read the original news story from last year’s tragedies. 

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