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 simulate the weight of a child) was hung from one drawer. In addition, the dressers tipped over when the unloaded drawers were merely extended. Watch the video footage as the test reveals how the MALM dressers fail the standard stability test for furniture.
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.