IKEA has recalled over 29 million pieces of furniture, mostly dressers and chests, due to several reports of children being killed because of the pieces tipping over. To date, more than forty incidents involving IKEA furniture tipping over, resulting in injuries to seventeen children between the ages of two and ten years old. Most recently, which has been a leading factor to recall the furniture, six deaths of children who were crushed to death, has made shockwaves on the news. If you or a loved one have been injured because of a tipping piece of IKEA furniture, it is important you get in touch with an IKEA furniture recall lawyer.
What Pieces of Furniture Have Been Recalled By IKEA?
These dressers include any of the blow model made between January 2002 and June 2016 with prices ranging from $70 to $200:
- MALM 3-Drawer Dresser
- MALM 4-Drawer Dresser
- MALM 5-Drawer Dresser
- MALM 6-Drawer Dresser (Vertical)
- MALM 6-Drawer Dresser (Horizontal)
- MALM 6-Drawer Dresser (With Pop-up)
Why is Tipping Furniture So Dangerous?
Tipping furniture is extremely dangerous for people of all ages. However, most of the injuries associated with a tipping piece of furniture occur with children, many of whom are under the age of seven. Because of their short stature and the need to hold onto the furniture when reaching for an object, the heightened risk for little children is amplified. To magnify this risk even more, because the child is not thinking of the possibility of the heavy piece of furniture tipping, this makes a child more likely to engage in this activity.
Adding to the danger of the tipping, once the piece of furniture is tipped over, many children are not able to lift the dressers or chests off of themselves due to their heavy weight, leading to suffocation. However, this can also affect anyone of any age, as many pieces of furniture are very heavy, and take two people to move.
The injuries that come along with the occurrence of tipping IKEA furniture is ranging. Some of those injuries consist of:
- Head injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
- Neck injuries
- Crushed limbs
- Loss of consciousness
- Broken Bones
- Deep bruising
- Scratches and cuts
Contact an IKEA Furniture Recall Lawyer
If you have been injured due to a tipping piece of IKEA furniture which is under recall, you may have a valid IKEA furniture recall lawsuit. You could be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering, among other losses. Our firm is working with experienced and knowledgeable IKEA furniture recall lawyers, who charge no legal fees unless you receive a settlement or award. Contact us toll-free at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out an online contact form for a free (no obligation) legal evaluation.