Critics: 'Ticking Land Mines' for Kids Due to Poor Ikea Recall

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 A massive recall, followed by a $50 million wrongful-death settlement payment last year, seemed to mark the beginning of the end for an Ikea disaster that left several toddlers dead after they were crushed by dressers that fell on them. 

But NPR reports yet another toddler—said to be the eighth child who's died due to an Ikea-linked tip-over—has been killed. A press release notes that while 2-year-old Jozef Dudek was in his bedroom in Buena Park, Calif., on May 24, put down for a nap by his dad, a Malm dresser fell on top of him; his father found Jozef underneath the dresser when he went to check on him. 

One of the Dudeks' attorneys says Jozef's parents had no idea their dresser was part of the recall, while another, Alan Feldman, says the recall was "poorly publicized by IKEA and ineffective in getting these defective and unstable dressers out of children's bedrooms."

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