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IKEA has agreed to pay $46 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the parents of a California toddler who was crushed to death after a popular dresser model which had been recalled tipped over. According to the article, the model had been recalled after “at least five other children were killed.” An IKEA spokeswoman said, “While no settlement can alter the tragic events that brought us here, for the sake of the family and all involved, we’re grateful that this litigation has reached a resolution…We remain committed to working proactively and collaboratively to address this very important home safety issue. Again, we offer our deepest condolences.” The New York Times reports that IKEA initially offered free wall-anchoring kits to try and resolve the issue with the product, before ultimately issuing a recall in June 2016.

The 70-pound Malm dresser had been the subject of a safety recall when it tipped over on Jozef Dudek, killing the 2-year-old. Eight children are known to have died when Ikea furniture tipped over. The discount furniture chain recalled a total of 29 million chests and dressers, including 8 million MALM dressers, in 2016.

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A “pharmaceutical company that distributes liquid ibuprofen to CVS and Walmart is expanding a recall of its infant ibuprofen products.” According to “a statement from the United States Food and Drug Administration, some CVS Health and Equate brand liquid infants’ ibuprofen products may contain a higher concentration of ibuprofen than the label suggests.”

All of the bottles were labeled as a “Concentrated Ibuprofen Oral Suspension, USP” with a concentration of 50 mg of ibuprofen per 1.25 mL. The products were packaged in 0.5 oz and 1 oz bottles.

The FDA says some infants may be susceptible to the effects of ibuprofen, including kidney damage. However, most children can tolerate doses of ibuprofen up to 700 percent of the recommended amount.

The listing on Amazon described it as a “4 in 1 Baby car seat and Stroller” and featured images of a popular brand called Doona, including a photo of the US President’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, with hers. Listed for $299, this copycat  was $200 cheaper than a real Doona. It was also potentially dangerous for children.

The car seat broke into pieces in a  30 mph crash test commissioned by CNN, failing to meet the basic standards set by US regulators. Video of the test shows the toddler dummy twisting as the car seat fractures and slides forward, with plastic pieces that have broken off it flying through the air. In an identical crash test scenario, an authentic Doona met federal requirements, with the car seat remaining in one piece and in place around the dummy.

Dr. Alisa Baer, a pediatrician and nationally certified child passenger safety instructor, reviewed the test results and said in a real crash such a car seat failure could put a child in “grave danger,” and lead to injuries to a child’s chest, neck or head, including a traumatic brain injury.

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