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 selling the furniture, despite IKEA’s knowledge that the product fails to meet industry standards. The letter also states that IKEA should stop selling the MALM line of furniture altogether, and that buyers of the furniture should be allowed to return it for a full refund. Also, the groups urge IKEA to provide more incentive for consumers to anchor furniture. The letter was signed by: Consumer Federation of America, Consumers Union (The policy and action division of Consumer Reports), The National Center for Health Research, and Kids in Danger.
The article also addresses the most recent wrongful death case filed in connection with the dressers, involving Ted McGee of Minnesota, who was crushed to death by a MALM dresser.
Parents of any child injured by a dresser that has overturned — whether IKEA or any other brand — are urged to contact Feldman Shepherd to share their story and discuss their legal options. The firm can be reached at (844) 480-0100 or by filling out the form below.