IKEA is releasing a line of dressers designed to prevent deadly furniture accidents of the past. These new products come with built-in safety features making them safer than those that came before.
This new line comes just a few years after IKEA recalled 29 million dressers in 2016 and 2017 following eight toddler deaths. Each child was killed when the dressers tipped over on top of them. Sadly, the deadliest design remains on the market.
The new line, Glesvar, has three designs: an interlocking method so that there’s no chance of tipping over; a second that won’t let you open any drawers until the unit is secured the wall; and a third with two legs uses the wall as a primary support.
Only first design will be sold in the U.S. as it is compliant with safety and stability standards. The interlocking Glesvar dresser will cost $122.
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