A MUM thought her daughter was going to DIE after IKEA drawers allegedly crushed her – leaving her ‘scarred for life’.
Kellie Curtis, 25, from Long Eaton, Notts, claims she came into a bedroom at her family home at 6.30pm last Monday and found little Evie-Mai McKenzie trapped under the Malm drawers covered in blood.
IKEA Malm Drawers have been recalled in the US after three toddlers were crushed to death
The tot was rushed to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham and kept in overnight after receiving 20 stitches to a sickening gash to her temple.
And mum-of-two Kellie has called on the Swedish furniture giant to stop selling the waist-height drawers – purchased in 2014 – after reports of three toddlers losing their lives in similar incidents in the last two years.
IKEA do supply instructions that advise customers to secure drawers to the wall, however Kellie says she was not aware of the risk.
Kellie said: “As soon as I heard the bang, I instantly knew exactly what must have happened.
“When I came in, the drawers were on top of her and I just saw the blood on the side of her face.
“She was in hysterics and crying her eyes out – I just thought she was going to die.
“I have said it quite a few times this week that someone has been watching out for Evie up there because she has been unbelievably lucky to still be here.
“It’s quite scary because she really doesn’t seem to care and it hasn’t fazed her at all, although she’s not so keen on going back into the bedroom.”
The news comes as the Swedish furniture giant is set to recall tens of millions of killer chests of drawers from after three toddlers in the US lost their lives in two years.
According to reports in America the company will be offering full refunds or store credit to anyone, including UK shoppers, who have purchased some of their Malm drawers.
The furniture giant is also set to stop selling the range.
Around 27 million of the products have been recalled across the USA which cost between £49 and £99.
Kellie was changing Evie-Mai’s two-year-old brother Mason McKenzie’s nappy in the family’s living room when she heard the bang of the drawers falling.
The full-time mum raced upstairs and found her daughter being crushed by the wooden drawers, which had split in the fall.
Kellie now fears that Evie-Mai could be scarred for life after she needed 12 stitches on the outside of her temple and eight on the inside.