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 hazards presented by the IKEA MALM dressers. In their letter, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), and Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) are requesting the CPSC to 1) specifically use the word “recall” in their notices to consumers, 2) stop the sale of MALM dressers until their safety is improved, and 3) determine remedies for customers, including a full refund. The letter also states that the CPSC should declare the MALM dressers as defective if they do not meet voluntary ASTM furniture safety standards.
The press release contains the full text of the letter issued by the lawmakers.
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