IKEA furniture recall lawsuits may be in the process of being filed alleging that IKEA designed and sold dangerous and defective furniture, allegedly leading to the recent deaths of six children. You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering, among other losses if you have been injured by IKEA furniture. We are currently working with experienced IKEA furniture recall lawyers around the country, who can file a lawsuit on your behalf. There are no legal fees until you receive a settlement or award. Contact us toll free at 1-800-992-6878 online or for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.
Alarming News: (6/29/2016) The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) stated that “every two weeks a child is killed in a tip-over-related incident involving furniture.”
Why is IKEA Recalling Their Furniture and Why Should I Care?
IKEA has recalled over 29 million pieces of furniture, mostly chests and dressers, because of the recent deaths of six toddlers who died due to the furniture tipping over. IKEA has reported that more than 40 tip-over incidents involving their furniture. Of these reports, 17 of the injuries involved children between 19 months old and 10 years old. Read more.
Have You Been Injured By tipping IKEA Furniture?
Read Below Why You May Have a Claim.
Who is At Risk of Being a Victim of IKEA Furniture Tipping?
Most injuries of a tipping piece of furniture occur with children, many of whom are under the age of seven. This is because of their short stature, and the need to hold onto the furniture when reaching for an object. During this time, the child is not thinking of the possibility of the heavy piece of furniture tipping. Because of the dense furniture, many children are not able to lift the dressers or chests off of themselves, 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.
“Please immediately stop using any recalled chest or dresser that is not properly anchored to the wall and place in an area not accessible to children.” – IKEA Recall Post
What Pieces of Furniture Have Been Recalled by IKEA?
These dressers include any of the blow model made between January 2002 and June 2016:
- MALM 3-Drawer Dresser
- MALM 4-Drawer Dresser
- MALM 6-Drawer Dresser (Vertical)
- MALM 6-Drawer Dresser (Horizontal)
- MALM 6-Drawer Dresser (With Pop-up)
- MALM 5-Drawer Dresser
What Are Possible Injuries That Can Be Sustained From the Tipping Furniture?
- Head Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
- Loss of Consciousness
- Broken Bones
- Neck Injuries
- Crushed Limbs
- Deep Bruising
- Scratches and Cuts
Have Any Studies Been Conducted?
A study by the Philadelphia Inquirer found that two of the recalled IKEA MALM dressers failed to meet the standards of a stability test, and led to the conclusion that the dressers are not inherently stable. The same pieces of furniture are allegedly to blame for the death of three children. Read more here.
What is the CPSC Doing to Correct This?
The CPSC acknowledges that there are more than approximately 43,000 reported tip-over injuries each year, with more than 25,000 involving children. To help prevent the ability of the dressers from tipping, the CPSC has begun to offer free wall anchoring kits. These kits help reduce the chances of the tipping, while hoping to save lives. Read more about the recent recall from the CPSC here.
Why Contact Us?
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.