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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|

Philly Inquirer- “Official: Tighten furniture standards”

Representatives from furniture manufacturers, consumer safety advocates, federal engineers and others met to discuss the growing threat of furniture and television tip-overs. The discussion revolved around identifying ways to improve existing furniture safety standards. Proposed changes to the standards included: using weights heavier than the current 50 pound threshold for the stability test, including tests [...]

August 21st, 2015|In the News|

Business Insider- “IKEA MALM tip overs can crush people”

Examines reasons why IKEA MALM furniture is unstable and why consumers may be failing to utilize anchor supports. Reviews various aspects of the furniture, such as the imbalance in the weight from front to back, heavier front drawers, and the use of cheap, lightweight materials at the back of the unit, which contribute to the [...]

July 23rd, 2015|In the News|

U.S. CPSC– “IKEA Offers Free Wall Anchoring Repair Kit”

This is the CPSC’s release warning consumers regarding the tip-over hazards associated with IKEA products. The warning implores all consumers to stop using IKEA children’s chests and dressers taller than 23 ½ inches, and adult chests and dressers taller than 29 ½ inches unless they are anchored to a wall. Also contains information regarding IKEA’s [...]

July 22nd, 2015|In the News|

Philly Inquirer- “IKEA sued in fatal ChesCo tip-over”

Jackie Collas has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against IKEA for the death of her 2-year old son, Curren Collas of Chester County. Collas was crushed and killed by an IKEA MALM dresser that had tipped over and fallen onto him. Jackie claims IKEA failed to warn about the severity of the dangers associated with [...]

May 28th, 2015|In the News|