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IKEA agrees to $46m settlement over little boy's death

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Posted at 9:37 AM, Jan 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-07 09:37:48-05

PHILADELPHIA, P.A. (A.P.) — IKEA is agreeing to pay $46 million to the parents of a 2-year-old boy who died of injuries suffered when a 70-pound recalled dresser tipped over onto him. The family’s lawyers disclosed the agreement Monday.

Jozef Dudek died in 2017 of his injuries, and his parents sued the Swedish home furnishings company in a Philadelphia court in 2018. The Dudeks accused IKEA of knowing that its Malm dressers posed a tip-over hazard and that they had injured or killed a number of children, but that the company had failed to warn consumers that the dressers shouldn't be used without being anchored to a wall.

IKEA said it is working to address the issue.