IKEA Tip-Overs & Feldman Shepherd In the News

July 2016

Feldman Shepherd in the News After IKEA Dresser Recall

July 6th, 2016|

The story of IKEA’s massive recall hit the news cycle heavily last week, warning the owners of 29 million dressers that the products could be placing children at risk. It was the first time many [...]

June 2016

IKEA Recalls 29 Million Dressers After 3 Child Deaths

June 28th, 2016|

IKEA and the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a sweeping recall of 29 million dressers Tuesday due to the deadly risk they pose to children if they tip over. The recall, one of the largest [...]

Casey proposes mandatory safety standards for dressers

June 10th, 2016|

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 [...]

May 2016

The National Law Review- CPSC: Every Corrective Action Will Be a Recall

May 17th, 2016|

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 [...]

Press Release: CPSC Urged to Take Action to Prevent MALM Tip-over Deaths

May 10th, 2016|

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 [...]

Fortune- “Ikea Is Still Selling a Dresser Cited in the Deaths of Three Toddlers.”

May 6th, 2016|

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 [...]

PR Newswire- “Feldman Shepherd Represents Third Victim”

May 2nd, 2016|

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 [...]

Philadelphia Inquirer- “Third IKEA death prompts review”

May 2nd, 2016|

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 [...]

April 2016

Philadelphia Inquirer—“Consumer groups react to IKEA”

April 27th, 2016|

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 [...]

Press Release: Letter From Four Safety Advocate Groups

April 26th, 2016|

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, [...]

Star Tribune- “Ikea dresser tip-over kills 3rd toddler”

April 21st, 2016|

This news article highlights the death of 22-month old Theodore “Teddy” McGee, who was killed in February 2016 by a MALM dresser tip-over. The article discusses IKEA’s repair program and the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) [...]

Philadelphia Inquirer- “CPSC probes 3rd Ikea death”

April 17th, 2016|

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 [...]

February 2016

Philly Inquirer- “Sen. Casey prepares new tip-over law”

February 5th, 2016|

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 [...]

January 2016

ABC News: “IKEA Faces Wrongful Death Lawsuit” (Video)

January 8th, 2016|

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 [...]

Philly Inquirer- “Toddler death sparks 2nd Ikea lawsuit”

January 8th, 2016|

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 [...]

October 2015

Philly Inquirer- “Letter to CPSC about IKEA Dressers”

October 12th, 2015|

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 [...]

Philly Inquirer- “IKEA MALM furniture tip-over worries go on”

October 11th, 2015|

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 [...]

August 2015

Philly Inquirer- “Official: Tighten furniture standards”

August 21st, 2015|

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 [...]

July 2015

Business Insider- “IKEA MALM tip overs can crush people”

July 23rd, 2015|

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, [...]

U.S. CPSC– “IKEA Offers Free Wall Anchoring Repair Kit”

July 22nd, 2015|

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 [...]

May 2015

Philly Inquirer- “IKEA sued in fatal ChesCo tip-over”

May 28th, 2015|

Jackie Collas has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against IKEA for the death of her 2-year old son, Curren Collas of Chester County. Collas was crushed and killed by an IKEA MALM dresser that had [...]