Since the beginning of 2016 there have been 8 recalls of potentially dangerous IKEA products in just 6 months. Customers are frustrated that it has taken IKEA many years to respond to reports of injuries and deaths by taking hazardous products off the market.
IKEA Recalls in 2016:
- MALM and Other Models of Chests and Dressers Due to Serious Tip-Over Hazard.
- CHOKLAD MÖRK and CHOKLAD MÖRK 70% Dark Chocolate Bars, Net Wt. 3.5 oz. are being recalled due to undeclared Milk, Hazelnuts and Almonds.
- LATTJO bat cape. The fabric’s hook and loop fastener at the neck of the bat cape may not detach readily during use, posing a risk of strangulation to consumers.
- GOTHEM lamps due to the risk of electric shock.
- HYBY and LOCK Ceiling lamps. Possible risk of laceration injury in case of falling glass shade.
- ATTJO Tongue Drum and LATTJO. Drumsticks for choking hazard.
- ATRULL KLÄMMA and PATRULL SMIDIG. Pressure mounted safety gate that should not be used at the top of stairs due to a fall hazard.
- VYSSA crib mattresses due to risk of entrapment.
In its latest recall, IKEA is recalling at least 29 million chests and dressers that can easily tip over onto children, injuring or killing them. IKEA USA president Lars Peterson told NBC News, “that after the three deaths of three children it is no longer selling its “Malm” series products because they “could be a danger.” Injuries to an innocent child are devastating events that can lead to lifelong challenges not just for the child, but for the extended family as well. Kolsby Gordon takes great pride in assisting victims after an accident. If you or your child has suffered an injury that could have been prevented, please call Kolsby Gordon today