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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|

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|

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|