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After This Settlement, Would You Settle for IKEA Furniture?
Following a series of deadly accidents involving Ikea dressers falling on toddlers, the Swedish company reached a $50 million settlement with the families of the children killed in the fatal IKEA furniture accidents.
What’s Wrong with IKEA Furniture?
Per a report in The New York Times, Ikea reached a tentative settlement with the families of three toddlers who were each crushed to death by dressers or chests from Ikea’s Malm furniture line. The families filed a product liability lawsuit against Ikea, claiming that the deadly accidents happened because the company’s furniture was poorly designed. In the suit, the families blamed the fatal incidents on the fact that the dressers/chests were unstable due to unsafe design, which led to them falling over and killing their children.
In June of last year, Ikea recalled 29 million chests and dressers following the deadly accidents. In addition to the three children of the families involved in this case, at least three other children’s death are believed to have been the result of the defective Ikea furniture.
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