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Ikea reissues safety warning after another toddler is crushed under drawers

Ted McGee was killed when a chest of drawers fell on him. Credit: Philadelphia Inquirer

Ikea has issued a safety alert to its customers after another child was crushed under a set of drawers.

In the latest tragedy, 22-month-old toddler Ted McGee was killed when a wooden chest of drawers, from its Malm budget range, fell on to him at his home in Minnesota.

His death follows the death of two other children in similar incidents in 2014.

Although there have been no deaths in the UK, Ikea has reissued the safety warning globally, saying chests are at risk of falling forward if not attached to the wall.

The Swedish firm has urged customers to use the wall restraints that are included in the pack.

In a statement to ITV News, an Ikea spokesperson said:

We at IKEA offer our deepest condolences to the McGee family.

At IKEA, we believe children are the most important people in the world and the safety of our products is our highest priority.

IKEA has been advised that the product was not attached to the wall, which is an integral part of the products’ assembly instructions.

We wish to emphasize that the best way to prevent tip-over of chests of drawers is to attach products to the wall with the included restraints and hardware per the assembly instructions.

– IKEA spokesperson