This Is How Much Money Ikea Probably Owes You, Thanks To This Lawsuit


IKEA owes you (probably).

The home furnishing giant issued a massive recall this week, which concerned 36 million chests and dressers in North America that were linked to six child deaths, according to Reuters.

This means that if you owned any of the pieces of furniture included in the recall, IKEA has to pay up. The list of pieces affected by the recall is online.

Here's what the company would owe you, according to the one you own:

If it's a product manufactured between 2002 and 2016, IKEA will grant a full refund. If the product was manufactured before 2002, the store will issue the customer a store credit that is equal to 50 percent of the product's price. If it's unclear when the product was manufactured, a $50 store credit will be issued.

All of this would be owed to you because the company's products are seemingly prone to tipping over if they are not anchored to a wall.

Elliott Kaye, chairman of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, couldn't have been any more blunt in expressing this. He said in a statement,

It is simply too dangerous to have the recalled furniture in your home unanchored, especially if you have young children.

IKEA is also offering a free wall-anchoring kit for customers who request it, Reuters says. Otherwise, the company has committed to show you the money.