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Baby-cam footage captured the agonizing moment back an IKEA appliance confused on top of two toddlers, accoutrement them beneath and cartoon beginning absorption to agnate complaints involving the Swedish appliance company’s products.
Earlier this month, Nicole and Dan Oka’s 2-year-old twins were recorded leaving their beds and authoritative their way toward an Ikea Brimnes bookcase, which had been deeply absorbed to the wall, according to Consumer Reports.
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After the California accouchement began to ascend on the unit, it became unhinged from the wall, falling on top of them. Their boisterous screams alerted their parents, who bound rescued them.
“Those cries were absolutely not cries I’ve anytime heard from them before,” Nicole Oka told the outlet. “I didn’t apperceive what I was activity to see back I aerial that appliance off of them. It was aloof terrifying.”
Luckily, the accouchement got abroad unscathed. “I can’t absolutely appreciate how they didn’t get aching but the way it fell, they were both appropriate in amid the shelves,” she added.
The video alike afterwards hundreds of letters involving pieces of IKEA appliance not deeply attached to walls falling on children, with dozens of injuries and alike some deaths.
IKEA said it’s alive to actuate what happened in the best contempo case.
“First and foremost, we are beholden that the accouchement were not actively injured,” a aggregation agent told FOX Business. “We are currently reviewing the video involving the BRIMNES appliance and charge added time to get a bigger compassionate of the details.”
IKEA RECALLS OVER 800,000 DRESSERS THAT MAY POSE THREAT TO CHILDREN
In 2016, the aggregation recalled 8 actor MALM chests and dressers and 21 actor added pieces of appliance in the U.S. afterwards abundant accouchement were killed. Consumers were apprenticed to anon stop application any recalled chest and chiffonier that wasn’t appropriately anchored to the bank and abode it into an breadth that accouchement couldn’t access.
Two years later, the aggregation accomplished an added anamnesis of 800,000 of its KULLEN three-drawer chests in North America because of fears that they might tip over.
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“We’d heard about Ikea appliance angled over from the media and it afraid me, so we army my earlier son’s Ikea appliance years ago,” said Nicole Oka. “And back we were abundant with the twins and we bought new Ikea furniture, we army it with the anchors and accouterments that came with it.”
The Brimnes bookcase, built with four shelves and two drawers at the bottom, was allotment of a 2016 recall, according to USA Today, which acclaimed the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is investigating the incident.
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