IKEA Tip-Over Accidents Blog

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|

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

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) [...]

April 21st, 2016|In the News|

IKEA MALM Tip­-Over Deaths Spark Discussions about Furniture Safety Standards

Following the deaths of several toddlers across the U.S. due to IKEA MALM furniture tip-overs, attention is now being turned toward industry safety standards that apply to furniture with regards to tip-overs. Camden Ellis of [...]

April 21st, 2016|IKEA Furniture Tip-Overs|

Philadelphia Inquirer- “CPSC probes 3rd Ikea death”

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 [...]

April 17th, 2016|In the News|

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

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 [...]

February 5th, 2016|In the News|

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

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 [...]

January 8th, 2016|In the News|