IKEA Agrees to 50 Million Settlement in Fatal Dresser Case

first_img 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. Two U.S. toddlers died in separate 2014 incidents when MALM dressers fell on them. A 22-month-old boy was killed this year in a similar incident. IKEA December 22, 2016 Reuters Image credit: JuliusKielaitis / Shutterstock.com –shares Add to Queue IKEA Agrees to $50 Million Settlement in Fatal Dresser Case 1 min read IKEA has agreed to pay a total $50 million to three families in the United States whose children died when the budget furniture group’s dresser MALM tipped over them, lawyers representing the families said.The families were represented by Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock & Dodig LLP which said in a statement the Swedish retailer had also agreed to donate funds to children’s hospitals as part of the settlement.IKEA confirmed a tentative settlement had been reached in an emailed statement to Reuters, but declined to comment further as the settlement had yet to be approved by court.Two U.S. toddlers died in separate 2014 incidents when MALM dressers fell on them. A 22-month-old boy was killed this year in a similar incident, which occurred after IKEA had announced a repair program including a free wall-anchoring kit.In June, IKEA recalled about 8 million MALM chests and dressers and 21 million other models of chests and dressers in the United States. About 6.6 million were recalled in Canada.(Reporting by Johannes Hellstrom; Editing by Alistair Scrutton) Next Article This story originally appeared on Reuters Apply Now »last_img

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