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Feldman Shepherd in the News After IKEA Dresser Recall

The story of IKEA’s massive recall hit the news cycle heavily last week, warning the owners of 29 million dressers that the products could be placing children at risk. It was the first time many Americans became aware that the popular dressers had been linked to the deaths of at least six children. In reporting [...]

July 6th, 2016|In the News|

IKEA Recalls 29 Million Dressers After 3 Child Deaths

IKEA and the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a sweeping recall of 29 million dressers Tuesday due to the deadly risk they pose to children if they tip over. The recall, one of the largest in history, comes after the deaths of at least three children who tragically lost their lives when an IKEA MALM [...]

June 28th, 2016|IKEA Furniture Tip-Overs, In the News|

What the CPSC’s Strong Response to IKEA Tip-overs Means

Letters from multiple consumer safety organizations to the Consumer Product Safety Commission have elicited a strong response from the agency regarding recent toddler deaths caused by IKEA MALM dresser tip-overs.

June 16th, 2016|IKEA Furniture Tip-Overs|

Casey proposes mandatory safety standards for dressers

Sen. Robert P. Casey has introduced legislation that would require all dresser manufacturers to adhere to the same mandatory standards for furniture tip-over stability. The Pennsylvania senator’s bill is called the STURDY Act, which stands for “Stop Tip-overs of Unstable, Risky Dressers on Youth.” The name refers to several recent cases involving toddler deaths caused [...]

June 10th, 2016|In the News|

Another Toddler Death Linked to IKEA Furniture Tip-Overs

Parents to File Lawsuit Against IKEA for the Death of Minnesota Toddler Ted McGee A federal safety regulation investigation is underway following fatal injuries sustained by Minnesota toddler Ted McGee, who was crushed to death by an IKEA MALM dresser last February. This is now the third child death associated with IKEA MALM dressers, which [...]

May 18th, 2016|IKEA Furniture Tip-Overs|

The National Law Review- CPSC: Every Corrective Action Will Be a Recall

The CPSC will never again allow companies to call their voluntary corrective actions anything other than a “recall,” Elliot Kaye, Chairman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced. This announcement comes in response to IKEA’s use of the term “repair program,” rather than “recall,” in addressing furniture tip-over hazards associated with their MALM [...]

May 17th, 2016|In the News|

Press Release: CPSC Urged to Take Action to Prevent MALM Tip-over Deaths

In reaction to recent toddler deaths caused by IKEA MALM furniture tip-overs, several lawmakers issued a letter to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), urging them to to take additional actions to address the known hazards presented by the IKEA MALM dressers. In their letter, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), and Senator [...]

May 10th, 2016|In the News|

Fortune- “Ikea Is Still Selling a Dresser Cited in the Deaths of Three Toddlers.”

This Fortune  article examines the outrage expressed by consumer safety groups because of IKEA's reaction to safety risks associated with its MALM products. In particular, the article explains why IKEA’s use of the word “repair” rather than “recall” is seen as a shortcoming, as it may reduce consumer response to the product's safety hazards. Also discussed is how IKEA’s interactions [...]

May 6th, 2016|In the News|

PR Newswire- “Feldman Shepherd Represents Third Victim”

In this press release, the death of Theodore “Ted” McGee is described. Ted McGee of Minnesota was killed in February 2016 when a six-drawer IKEA MALM dresser tipped over, crushing him in the process. The press release also describes Feldman Shepherd’s representation of the McGee family in a lawsuit, as well as the firm’s involvement [...]

May 2nd, 2016|In the News|

Philadelphia Inquirer- “Third IKEA death prompts review”

This article describes mounting pressure from safety advocate groups to have IKEA issue a full recall of their MALM dressers. It includes a statement from Pamela Gilbert, former executive director of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), who called a recall a “no-brainer” at this point after a third toddler fatality caused by IKEA [...]

May 2nd, 2016|In the News|