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Recall alert: Dressers from Target can harm your children

Target is recalling 180,000 4-drawer dressers from their Room Essentials brand, according to a report from the Consumer Product Safety Commission released on September 13, 2017. The recalled dressers were sold both online and at Target stores across the country. The dressers were described as “unstable if they are not anchored to the wall, posing [...]

September 19th, 2017|In the News|

The Facts of Furniture Tip-Overs – Infographic

September 18th, 2017|In the News|

Massive National Recall of Walmart Dressers due to Tip-Over Risk

On Wednesday, September 6th, 2017, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that Ameriwood Home issued a recall of their Mainstays chests of drawers due to serious tip-over and entrapment hazards. These dressers, sold at Walmart stores all over the country, do not comply with the performance requirements of the U.S. voluntary industry [...]

September 14th, 2017|In the News|


August 10th, 2017|In the News|

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|

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|

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|