Safety Advisory: IKEA MALM Chests and Dressers

Entrapment Hazard

Safety Advisory: IKEA MALM Chests and Dressers

IKEA MALM dresser recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and IKEA North America have issued a safety warning involving IKEA MALM units. If unsecured to the wall, the chests and dressers may tip, posing an entrapment hazard.

IKEA is providing a free anchoring kit for their MALM chests and dressers following the deaths of two young children in 2014. Some 14 others incidents were reported, two of which resulted in injuries.

Customers are advised to inspect any IKEA dressers and chests and to immediately stop using the following units, unless they are securely fastened to the wall: 

  • children's units taller than 23 ½ inches

  • adult units taller than 29 ½ inches  

To receive a free wall anchoring kit, visit an IKEA store, contact www.IKEA-USA.com/saferhomestogether, or call (888) 966-4532 toll-free in the US.

Around 65 million MALM chests and dressers have been sold worldwide since 2002.

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4 Reasons Why Breastfeeding in Public is "Simply Absurd"

Don't Nurse in Public; But Please Show Your Boobs

4 Reasons Why Breastfeeding in Public is "Simply Absurd"

breastfeeding in public debate

Pity the fool who thinks it's cool to breastfeed in public. Blogger Kristina Kuzmic has some seriously tongue in cheek reasons why you shouldn't boob-feed your babe beyond your own four walls. 

“I always found it hilarious that sometimes the people who gave me dirty looks for breastfeeding in public - with a cover, mind you! - were the same people who were dressed in a way that exposed more skin than I ever exposed,” said Kuzmic. 

Kuzmic has a particular knack for pointing out the inherent absurdity of arguments against public breastfeeding, which she breaks down in her video.

1. "It's offensive and inappropriate. We don't live in a society where it's OK to just show part of your breast or cleavage in public."  

No, of course we don't. Only 365 days a year. You'd think breasts existed for some purpose other than turning people on 

2. "Even if we use one of those breastfeeding covers, it's not guaranteed that the baby won't, like, push it off. And then what? Your breast could be exposed for, like, a second ... or two seconds."  

You will. traumatize. someone. Picture mass panic in the streets, people shielding their eyes and running from an alien-like mammary gland. What's the alternative, asks Kuzmic, eating with a cover over your head? Because that's perfectly comfy and not at all claustrophobic. 

3. "Women who breastfeed in public aren't doing it because their babies are actually hungry. No. They're just trying to seduce your husbands with their milk-filled, leaking, engorged breasts."


4. "We're moms. We don't need to go out in public. We gave up that right when we started popping out babies. We don't need to go shopping or eat out or have a social life. Nowadays everybody delivers. Just Amazon Prime it."  

There's no good reason why breastfeeding moms should expect to live a normal life. I mean, imagine. Exhibitionists! 

So Kuzmic has some straight up advice for you. If you happen to be breastfeeding, "put your boobs away, ladies ... unless they're dairy free, then show 'em off." 

Anything you'd add to that list?

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RECALL: Circo™ Children's Nightlights

Fire hazard

RECALL: Circo™ Children's Nightlights

night light recall Canadian fire hazard

Target has recalled the above nightlight collection previously sold at their Canadian stores in the following models (identified on bottom side of nightlight):

Name - Model Number - Colour - Size (height x width)

  • Hedgehog - 060-02-1397 - Pink - 9 cm x 14 cm (3.5" x 5.5")
  • Bird - 060-02-1398 - Blue - 10 cm x 16.5 cm (4.0"  x 6.5")
  • Rocket - 060-02-1399 - Yellow - 15 cm x 12 cm (6.0" x 4.75")
  • Dino Egg - 060-02-1400 - Orange - 15 cm x 12 cm (6.0" x 4.75")
  • Soccer Ball - 060-02-1401 - White - 12.5 cm x 13.5 cm (5.0" x 5.25")
  • Shark - 060-02-1402 - Green - 9 cm x 17.5 cm (3.5" x 6.9")

The lithium battery may overheat, causing the nightlight to melt or catch fire.

While Health Canada and Target have not received reports of incidents or injuries involving the nightlights, customers are advised to stop using the lights immediately and dispose of them.

For more information, customers can contact Target toll-free at 1-800-440-0680, between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday or via the company's website.

Between November 2014 and April 2015, approximately 3,400 nightlights were sold at Target stores in Canada.