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    Furniture retailer IKEA is reiterating the importance of securing dressers to the wall, especially if you have small children, after a third child was killed in the past three years.

    In February, a 22-month-old child was killed by a falling IKEA Malm dresser.

    "Upon being informed of this incident, we immediately reported it to the Agency and an investigation is taking place," IKEA spokeswoman Mona Liss said, in a statement to USA Today. "IKEA has been advised that the product was not attached to the wall, which is an integral part of the product’s assembly instructions."

    The company, while offering their “deepest condolences,” maintains that they are committed to their ‘Secure It!’ campaign, urging customers to secure furniture that children may climb. The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that a child is killed every two weeks by furniture or appliances tipping over.

    "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," Liss said. "IKEA has included restraints with our chest of drawers for decades, and wall attachment is an integral part of the assembly instructions."

    In 2014, two children were killed by IKEA drawers, prompting the company to provide free wall anchor kits to anyone who purchased one of the 65 million Malm products sold over the past 13 years.

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