Malm dressers are one of the best-selling items in Ikea’s history because they’re stylish and super affordable.
The only problem is, they can also be dangerous.
The furniture retailer is recalling 29 million Malm dressers–including 6.6 million sold in Canada–after they were linked to six deaths and dozens of injuries in the U.S. If you happen to have one in your home, you are advised to stop using it “immediately” (you can see a full list of the recalled items right here).
The problem is that the dressers are unstable if they aren’t properly anchored to a wall, and can topple over easily onto children who attempt to climb them. As a result, Ikea is offering a full-refund on units purchased between January 2002 and June 2016 (dressers purchased before that date are eligible for store credit) or, if you’d rather keep it, you can simply request a free anchoring safety kit from the company.
From now on, Ikea says it will only sell chests of drawers that meet the voluntary North American ASTM standard requirements on free-standing stability.
Even if you don’t own one of these dressers, this is also a good chance for you to take stock of the items you have around your home. The Consumer Product Safety Commission warns that every 24 minutes, a child is injured by toppling furniture. So this is a problem that goes far beyond Ikea’s Malm products.
For more information about the recall, check out the video above.