Ikea has reached a settlement of 46-million-dollars with the family whose son died after one of the company's dressers tipped onto him. Little Jozef Dudek was only two-years old when an Ikea Malm dresser fell on top of him in 2017 – suffocating him.
Ikea has released a statement saying they offer their deepest condolences to the family and they are working to address the issue of home safety in regards to their products. The company previously settled with three families at the time to the tune of $50-million (split between them).
As you might recall, the incidents led to the Swedish furniture company recalling over 17-million dressers in 2016, including the Malm that killed Jozef. While the dresser that killed Jozef had been recalled, the parents were apparently not aware of it.
·At least nine other children have died due to accidents involving Ikea dressers. The Ikea Malm dresser line only meets the industry safety standard for stability when it is anchored down.