IKEA will recall its Malm dressers and chests in China, the country's consumer watchdog said, just days after the Swedish company was slammed by Chinese media for operating a "double standard" in the world's most populous country.
China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) said on Tuesday that IKEA would recall all "Malm series" sets of drawers sold between 1999 and 2016 for safety reasons.
The number sold came to more than 1.6 million, the watchdog said.
"If they are not installed properly, it could fall and injure or even kill a child," the AQSIQ said, according to a CNBC translation of a statement on its website.
Any customer who wished to return the product would get a full refund or, alternatively, they could obtain from IKEA the fittings to fix their existing Malm furniture to the wall, the statement went on, adding that the homewares giant would provide "free installation support to customers who have difficulty doing it themselves."