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 short by not ordering a complete recall of IKEA’s MALM dressers. The treatment of the recalled products may send a signal that the commission does not fully support current furniture stability standards. Wilborne suggests statutory changes which would provide the commission with legal precedent to uphold the standards, which are voluntary.
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