IKEA was sued by three families who had children die as a result of the company's dressers falling on them. All three children were two-years old at the time of their deaths. A federal judge presided over the hearing wherein IKEA agreed to pay $50 million to the three families (from Pennsylvania, Washington, and Minnesota). This will be split equally among them. IKEA will also pay $50,000.00 to each of three children's hospitals in the home states of the deceased children, and $100,000.00 to Shane's Foundation, a child safety charity. IKEA recalled the "Malm" dressers that caused the deaths after the third child died and also created a repair program in July 2015 to encourage customers to anchor dressers to the wall. It also agreed to sell dressers and chests in the U.S. only if they meet the national voluntary safety standard.
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