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Two child deaths prompt recall of Ikea dressers and chests

Two child deaths prompt recall of Ikea dressers and chests

Multinational company Ikea recently issued a recall to an estimated 27 million dressers and chests that are prone to falling after two children were killed in this manner last year, USA Today reported on July 23.

According to reports, the children died after they were knocked down by Ikea Malm chests. The affected drawers and chests reportedly are prone to tipping over and may pin down children. Aside from the two deaths in 2014, Ikea was also aware of three fatalities involving other Ikea dressers or chests since 1989. Consumers who have the recalled Ikea products are instructed to get a free repair kit, which will allow them to attach the affected products to the wall. While waiting for the repair kit, consumers are advised to temporarily keep the recalled Ikea products away from children’s reach.

Although nothing can truly compensate for the loss of a loved one, you may pursue funds from the party responsible if your child was killed in an accident due to a defective or inherently dangerous product. Call the attorneys of the Goings Law Firm, LLC, in Columbia today at (803) 350-9230 to learn more about taking legal action.


75K IKEA child safety gates recalled after injury incidents

IKEA issued a recall to an estimated 75,000 detachable “safety gates” in the U.S. and Canada after receiving three reports of children suffering from injuries, a May 12 article of ABC News reported.

Reports said the removable safety gates may not be properly secured between the walls, increasing the risk of children suffering from falls. The affected IKEA products were also found to have a metal bar in the lower portion that may potentially cause injury. IKEA received at least 18 complaints of malfunctioning safety gates worldwide, including the three injury complaints. Many of the faulty safety gates are available in the U.S.

Children unfortunately are at high risk of suffering from serious injuries caused by poorly-designed products available on the market. If your loved one has been injured, working with a skilled lawyer is crucial to gaining financial compensation to cover any medical expenses or other damages. Get in touch with the Columbia legal team of the Goings Law Firm, LLC, today at (803) 350-9230 to learn more about your options.


Nearly 5M baby strollers recalled over potential amputation risk

An estimated 4.7 million baby strollers in the U.S. are being voluntarily recalled by its manufacturer due to amputation risks, CNN reported on November 21.

Reports said nearly a dozen models of Century and Graco strollers manufactured in China may severely injure the fingers of children during use. The affected strollers reportedly are equipped with hinges on the sides that can cut off a finger. Several incidents of partial severing of children’s fingertips caused by the strollers reached Graco, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission stated. Parents and other caretakers are instructed to make sure that the hinges are completely in the lock position and to quickly remove the child from the stroller as it begins to fold. Graco reportedly will provide repair kits for owners of the affected strollers.

Children are often devastated after suffering serious injuries from poorly designed products that are bought on the market. If you are in such a situation, consider working with a product liability attorney who can help you pursue the funds you need to cover any financial losses. Find out how the legal team at the Goings Law Firm, LLC, may work for you today in Columbia by calling (803) 350-9230.


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