The U.S. Court of International Trade upheld a finding by the International Trade Commission that Chinese exports of hardwood plywood pose no threat to U.S. businesses. The ruling likely means no antidumping and countervailing duties will be assessed.
Philadelphia personal injury firm Feldman Shepherd says IKEA was pushed to recall dressers by lawsuits it filed on behalf of the toddlers' families, suits that allege that IKEA designed and sold dangerous and defective dressers, including the MALM dresser line, which do not meet the furniture industry's minimum safety standard for stability.
IKEA recalled 29 million Malm and other dressers and chests after a third tip-over incident. In February 2016, a 22-month-old child was entrapped and died. IKEA is moving beyond a repair kit remediation program launched in 2015. It covers furniture made between January 2002 and June 2016.
SawStop maker SD3 won U.S. Supreme Court support in its antitrust lawsuit against Black & Decker, Robert Bosch, Makita and other toolmakers, of conspiring to boycott its table saw safety technology. The court denied efforts to stop the case.
Weyerhaeuser plans to permanently close its lumber mill and plywood mill in Columbia Falls, Montana, by the end of the summer. "For some time now our operations in Montana have been running below capacity as a result of an ongoing shortage of logs in the region," said Doyle R. Simons, president and chief executive officer.