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IKEA Tip-Over Lawsuit

IKEA Tip-Over Lawsuit

IKEA has recalled 29 million top-heavy dressers because they can tip over and crush a child. At least 36 children have been seriously injured, 6 have died, and many parents have filed lawsuits.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting IKEA furniture induced injury cases in all 50 states. If your child or somebody you know was crushed in an IKEA tip-over accident, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Overview

Furniture tip-over accidents injure about 25,400 children every year, according to the CPSC. The agency warns that one child dies every two weeks after being crushed under a falling TV, furniture, or appliance.

The American furniture industry has adopted standards to prevent tip-over accidents. IKEA admits their furniture does not meet these standards and fails even the most basic stability tests.

What is the problem?

When a child climbs on an IKEA dresser that is not bolted to the wall, it can tip over and crush the child underneath. In some cases, children suffocate to death because they are unable to breathe.

IKEA Furniture Tip-Overs Lead to Injury and Death

In June 2016, IKEA recalled 29 million dressers after receiving six reports of children who died and 36 more who were seriously injured.

The deaths linked to IKEA dressers include:

  • February 2016 — 22 month-old boy from Minnesota was crushed by a MALM dresser
  • June 2014 — 23 month-old boy from Washington was trapped under a MALM 3-drawer chest
  • February 2014 — 2 year-old boy from Pennsylvania was pinned under a MALM 6-drawer chest
  • October 2007 — 3 year-old girl from Chula Vista died under a KURS 3-drawer chest
  • March 2002 — 2-1/2 year-old boy from Cranford, New Jersey died under a RAKKE 5-drawer chest
  • July 1989 — 20 month-old girl from Mount Vernon, Washington died under a GUTE 4-drawer chest

IKEA Recalls

In June 2016, IKEA recalled 29 million dressers due to serious tip-over hazard.

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The action came nearly a year after IKEA initiated a repair program and offered free wall-anchoring kits.

The reality is that most people do not bolt their furniture to the wall. An attorney for one family who filed a lawsuit told Philly.com:

“When you are familiar with how a product is used, when you have intimate and actual knowledge that tip-overs of your furniture can easily occur and have occurred dozens of times, you can only stick your head in the sand for so long.”

Do I have an IKEA Tip-Over Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting IKEA furniture induced injury cases in all 50 states. If your child or somebody you know was crushed in an IKEA tip-over accident, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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