Ikea shoppers check your dressers bought from the popular super store! We are sad to report that the dressers have been prone to easily topple, resulting in the loss of six precious children’s lives. Without being attached to a wall securely, the dressers fell on these children, all three years of age or younger. The fatalities occurred between 2002 and 2016, which makes one wonder why the dressers were not recalled after even one life was taken. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced that, in addition to the deaths, 36 more children have been injured by the falling dressers.
In addition to the recall, Ikea and other furniture makers have been warned to make haste with designing safer dressers for sale in the consumer market. The subject Ikea dressers for this recall include children’s dressers taller than 23.5 inches and adult dressers taller than 29.5 inches, and were sold in Ikea’s American and Canadian stores for years. The company has offered people with these dressers free kits to mount them on the walls and is warning anyone who owns them to get them out of the way of children. Dresser accidents like these may not be on most consumers’ radar, but statistic state that there is a fatality of children every two weeks from furniture or televisions toppling.
If you or someone you love has experienced serious injury or worse after an Ikea dresser crash, contact your medical provider and please contact Inserra & Kelley Law Offices to see whether you may be entitled to compensation.