A class-action lawsuit has been filed against IKEA US Retail LLC and IKEA North America Services LLC, alleging the home furnishings company marketed and sold chests and dressers it knew were prone to tip-overs then failed to issue adequate notifications and refunds to customers following two recall announcements.
COMMERCE, Calif. - Residential furniture supplier Joybird has recalled 100 Blythe dressers that the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said pose tip-over and entrapment hazards to children if not anchored properly to the wall. The imported dressers were sold online at Joybird.com from October 2017 through July 2019 for about $1,700.
The dressers do not comply with the performance requirements of the U.S. voluntary industry standard (ASTM 2057-17).
Consumers should immediately stop using any recalled chest that is not properly anchored to the wall, and place it in an area that children cannot access.
MEDINA, Minn. – Rockler Companies Inc. has recalled approximately 2,300 Murphy Bed hardware kits that the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said pose serious tip-over and entrapment hazards to children. The CPSC said the hardware kits used to secure the wooden wall enclosures to the wall studs do not provide sufficient bracing support. To date, Rockler has received received five reports of the wooden wall enclosure falling from the wall, including one report of injury involving muscle strain and soreness to an adult.
After six children were killed by falling furniture in the U.S. – three of which took place in the last two years – IKEA is recalling over six million dressers in Canada.
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.
Lumber Liquidators continues to face fallout from allegations that it sold toxic flooring imported from China. A few weeks after firing CFO Daniel Terrell, the hardwood and laminate flooring producer announced the sudden resignation of President and CEO Robert Lynch.
Lumber Liquidators management may sue 60 Minutes for libel. The move, says Fox News, is buttressed by the Consumer Products Safety Commission's decision to use "non-destructive" testing in of the firm's flooring for excessive levels of formaldehyde.