IKEA Tip-Over Accidents Blog

What the CPSC’s Strong Response to IKEA Tip-overs Means

Letters from multiple consumer safety organizations to the Consumer Product Safety Commission have elicited a strong response from the agency regarding recent toddler deaths caused by IKEA MALM dresser tip-overs.

June 16th, 2016|IKEA Furniture Tip-Overs|

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 [...]

June 10th, 2016|In the News|

Another Toddler Death Linked to IKEA Furniture Tip-Overs

Parents to File Lawsuit Against IKEA for the Death of Minnesota Toddler Ted McGee A federal safety regulation investigation is underway following fatal injuries sustained by Minnesota toddler Ted McGee, who was crushed to death [...]

May 18th, 2016|IKEA Furniture Tip-Overs|

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

April 26th, 2016|In the News|