IKEA Tip-Over Accidents Blog

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

July 22nd, 2015|In the News|