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Philadelphia Inquirer—“Consumer groups react to IKEA”

A coalition of safety advocates is pressuring federal regulators to require IKEA to stop selling its MALM line of bedroom dressers. Four safety advocate groups made statements in a letter to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. The letter scolded the CPSC and retailers for allowing IKEA to keep [...]

April 27th, 2016|In the News|

Press Release: Letter From Four Safety Advocate Groups

This is a press release concerning a letter from four safety advocate groups to the Consumer Protection and Safety Commission (CPSC) regarding unsafe IKEA Malm dressers, which have been linked to toddler deaths. Four groups, Kids in Danger (KID), Consumer Federation of America (CFA), and other groups called on the CPSC to take strong, immediate [...]

April 26th, 2016|In the News|

Star Tribune- “Ikea dresser tip-over kills 3rd toddler”

This news article highlights the death of 22-month old Theodore “Teddy” McGee, who was killed in February 2016 by a MALM dresser tip-over. The article discusses IKEA’s repair program and the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) response to the situation.  Includes a statement from Atty. Feldman stating that the wall anchoring solution is inefficient and “most [...]

April 21st, 2016|In the News|

IKEA MALM Tip­-Over Deaths Spark Discussions about Furniture Safety Standards

Following the deaths of several toddlers across the U.S. due to IKEA MALM furniture tip-overs, attention is now being turned toward industry safety standards that apply to furniture with regards to tip-overs. Camden Ellis of Washington state and Curren Collas of Pennsylvania, both died in 2014 after being crushed beneath toppled IKEA MALM dressers. They [...]

April 21st, 2016|IKEA Furniture Tip-Overs|

Philadelphia Inquirer- “CPSC probes 3rd Ikea death”

This article covers the death of 22 month-old Theodore “Ted” McGee, who passed away on Feb. 14 when an IKEA product tipped over onto him. Ted’s parents, who are from Apple Valley, Minn., did not hear any sound from the incident and thought Ted was sleeping. Both IKEA and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission [...]

April 17th, 2016|In the News|

Philly Inquirer- “Sen. Casey prepares new tip-over law”

Pennsylvania Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr. is preparing to introduce legislation that would require furniture manufacturers to make their products more stable. Casey stated in an interview that he and his office were working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on legislation that would require all U.S. manufacturers to make improvements to the stability [...]

February 5th, 2016|In the News|

ABC News: “IKEA Faces Wrongful Death Lawsuit” (Video)

ABC News covered lawsuits involving the deaths of two 2-year-olds Curren Collas and Camden Ellis who were crushed by IKEA MALM dressers. The lawsuits allege that dressers were “top-heavy and front-heavy” and lacked counter-balancing weight to prevent tip-overs. Instead of a standard recall, IKEA issued a “repair program” involving anchoring equipment. The ABC video team [...]

January 8th, 2016|In the News|

Philly Inquirer- “Toddler death sparks 2nd Ikea lawsuit”

Parents of a Washington state toddler have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against IKEA, after the child became pinned underneath a MALM dresser that had toppled over. 4-year old Camden Ellis was taken to the hospital and remained on a ventilator for four days, after which time his parents made the decision to remove him [...]

January 8th, 2016|In the News|

Philly Inquirer- “Letter to CPSC about IKEA Dressers”

Within a month after IKEA recalled millions of its dressers due to tip-over risks, long-time furniture-industry executive John Wilborne issued a letter to federal regulators. His letter stated that IKEA was “blatantly negligent” and had ignored industry safety standards that other manufacturers follow routinely. He also claims that the Consumer Product Safety Commission had fallen [...]

October 12th, 2015|In the News|

Philly Inquirer- “IKEA MALM furniture tip-over worries go on”

Following recent toddler deaths caused by IKEA MALM dresser tip-overs, the Philadelphia Inquirer purchased each type of MALM dresser at IKEA’s Philadelphia store. They had the products tested for stability by an independent lab. Both dressers did not pass even the least demanding stability test—they toppled as soon as a 50 pound weight (meant to [...]

October 11th, 2015|In the News|