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Ikea to Pay $50M to Families Whose Kids Died From Tipped-Over Dressers

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By    |   Wednesday, 21 Dec 2016 08:01 PM

Ikea has reached a $50 million settlement with three families whose children were killed by dressers that tipped over, The Morning Call reported.

Curren Collas of West Chester, Pa., Camden Ellis of Snohomish, Wash., and Ted McGee of Apple Valley, Minn., all boys, died after IKEA's Malm dresser toppled over and fell on top of them. Collas and McGee were two. Ellis was a few days from his second birthday.

"It was not until after the death of Ted McGee that Ikea finally agreed to stop the sale of its defective furniture and recall the MALM and other models of chests and dressers which failed to meet minimum standards for safety and stability," wrote a spokesman for the law firm Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock Dodig LLP wrote.

Ikea recalled the MALM dresser in late June, which resulted in 29 million units being returned.

"Ted's death was completely preventable," Ted's mother, Janet McGee, said in a statement. "We would never want other parents to have to experience what we have been forced to endure. This has been a tragic, heartbreaking season for us and our family, and no amount of money will make up for the loss of our sweet little boy."

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