Ikea to pay $46 million to parents of boy killed by tipped dresser

Ikea to pay $46 million to parents of boy killed by tipped dresser

IKEA has agreed to pay $46 million to the parents of a 2-year-old boy who died of injuries after a 70-pound recalled dresser tipped over onto him, in his family’s California home in May 2017. The family had accused the company of failing to warn consumers that the dressers shouldn’t be used without being anchored to a wall.

Mutatis 2 months

Seems excessive.

Spitfire WA
Spitfire WA 2 months

So tragic. Strange how we live in a world where our own imbecility is the responsibility of others.

Paul C
Paul C 2 months

Seriously why $46 million? That is beyond excessive.

david dindu
david dindu 2 months

ikea should sue the parents for child negligence

ronnie massart
ronnie massart 2 months

tall dresser should always be tacked/tethered to the wall...... takes just 1 screw

RJ of Cthulhu
RJ of Cthulhu 2 months

Most of that money went to the couples lawyers, people. The parents probably didn't get much after those fees and taxes, maybe a couple million if they are lucky

Beisht Kione
Beisht Kione 2 months

I call bullshit on this. I bought a bunch of Ikea furniture when I got my first apartment back in like 2014 and they all had wall anchors and instructions to use them. I never used them, cause I dont have a kid. If I did, wouldve used them, because its Ikea furniture.

Fin 2 months

Bout time..

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