The settlement, for three U.S. families, totals $50 million.
In June, Ikea recalled 29 million dressers—including 8 million in its popular Malm series—because of a number of toppled units that injured or killed children. The latest incident, in February of this year, involved a 22-month-old in Minnesota who died when a six-drawer Malm dresser fell on him.
The plaintiffs in these most recent cases each had children around the age of two. The Times cites a report stating that “children were the victims of 84 percent of the 430 deaths reported between 2000 and 2013 from tipped-over televisions, furniture, and appliances; about 65 percent of those children—or 234—were between one and three-and-a-half years old.”
Via: The New York Times