The AFA has been liaising with Government to look into tipping furniture as it poses an ongoing threat to Australians. The AFA is pleased Australia’s consumer watchdog has launched a safety investigation into a popular series of drawers by Swedish furniture retailer Ikea, after recalls in China and the United States.
Six children have been crushed to death in North America after chests tipped over. The chests, known as the Malm, are sold with tip over restraints but were not anchored to the wall. Ikea recalled 36 million dressers in the US and Canada last month and has since stopped selling the drawers. In China, 1.7 million drawers made from 1999 to 2016 will be recalled over safety concerns. A spokeswoman from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) told the ABC the regulator was aware of the overseas recalls.
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