IKEA is a Swedish company that designs and sells affordable furniture that people can assemble at home. They have been the world’s largest furniture retailer for over a decade. It is not uncommon for companies to occasionally manufacture furniture that proves to be dangerous, and recently IKEA has been forced to recall a number of its products because of hazards. Call us if you suffered injuries from IKEA furniture.
In 2017, ABC News reported that IKEA recalled 29 million MALM dressers after the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said that IKEA had received 186 reports of incidents with these items. Those reports included 90 injuries and eight deaths. As recently as October 2019, IKEA recalled thousands of MATVRA bibs for representing a choking hazard after two reports of the snaps on the bibs coming off.
Types of IKEA Furniture Cases We Handle
IKEA sells many different kinds of furniture. No one product is more dangerous or prone to accidents than another. Some of the most popular IKEA products include:
- Cribs/baby furniture
- Desks & computer desks
In June 2019, CBS News reported that consumer advocates accused IKEA of not doing enough to get dangerous, recalled dressers out of American homes. IKEA responded that the company had distributed over a million wall-attachment kits. They issued 400,000 refunds for returned dressers. Lastly, IKEA added that it would continue to try to educate customers about the recall and the “importance of securing chests and dressers to the wall.”
IKEA and other manufacturers quickly deny claims when dressers were not properly anchored to walls, and you should avoid discussing this issue with any insurance company handling your case. Even when people secured their chests and dressers to walls, the manufacturers often claimed that the chests and dressers were not properly secured.
IKEA is far from the only company to manufacture dangerous or defective furniture, and you should not hesitate to contact Hach & Rose, LLP when you have a piece of furniture purchased from another manufacturer. Our firm is ready and able to take on companies of all sizes, and we will not be afraid to take on any company that produced a product that caused you harm.
Contact a Personal Injury Attorney
Were you or someone you love hurt as the result of a dangerous or defective piece of furniture in New York? Contact Hach & Rose, LLP immediately by calling (212) 779-0057 or contact us online to take advantage of a free consultation. We can explain your legal options in a clear and concise manner. Let our knowledgeable New York defective product attorneys work tirelessly to get you full and fair compensation for your losses.