Ikea Facing New Lawsuit from Toddler’s Death

The parents of a California toddler crushed to death last year by an Ikea dresser have filed suit against the retailer, alleging the company knew for years that its dressers were unstable but neglected to redesign them.

The dresser that fell onto 2-year-old Jozef Dudek was from the company’s popular Malm line and part of a recall of Ikea dressers in 2016.

Ikea, which has its U.S. headquarters in Conshohocken, settled for $50 million last year with three families that filed similar law suits whose children died beneath tipped dressers. Among them was 2-year-old Curren Collas of West Chester, who died in 2014.

Jozef was found pinned between the drawers of a three-drawer dresser in his Buena Park bedroom after being put down for an afternoon nap in May 2017. He is the eighth child known to have died when an unsecured Ikea dresser toppled forward. His death came after the recall of 29 million of the company’s bureaus, among the largest recalls in the history of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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