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Ikea to pay $50 MILLION to families with young children killed by dressers

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(Associated Press)

Ikea has agreed to pay $50 million to the families of the three toddlers who were killed at Ikea cabinets and chests tipped over on them.

The provisional settlement was announced by the families’ lawyers, who said that the money would be split evenly among the families of Curren Collas, Camden Ellis and Ted McGee, who is already two years old when she died.

Johanna Iritz, a spokeswoman for the leading Swedish home furnishings retailer, confirmed the settlement but declined to comment further: “it would be inappropriate to comment,” if the settlement was in anticipation of the U.S. approval of the court. They refer to the AMERICAN division for further questions.

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According to the settlement, Ikea will also donate $50,000 to the three children’s hospitals in the families ‘ home states, and $100,000 for Shane’s Foundation, a child safety charity.

The separate accidents took place in 2014 and 2016, with designers from the MALM line.

In June, Ikea recalled about 8 million dressers and cabinets, and 21 million in other similar models in the United States.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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