Are IKEA Products Safe for Children?January 21, 2016
Last week, popular international retailer IKEA recalled more than 3,000 toy drums and drumstick sets due to a potential choking hazard posed by a separable rubber ball component. While no injuries were reported, this seemingly minor recall is the latest in a long streak of IKEA product recalls issued for products that have caused or pose a risk of causing serious injuries to children and infants.
IKEA Issues 7 Consumer Alerts Following Two Child Deaths and Numerous Injuries
Since September 2014, IKEA has issued consumer alerts for 6 products that caused or could cause injury or death to children. This includes six product recalls covering nearly 900,000 products sold in the U.S. and Canada, as well as a “repair program” that covered some 27 million chests and dressers. In addition to the most recent drum recall, IKEA has issued the following recent alerts:
- IKEA Children’s Swing Recall – Leg fracture reported
- IKEA Crib Mattress Recall – Reports of infants entrapped by mattress; additional recall issued due to violation of federal flammability standard
- IKEA Safety Gate Recall – Numerous incidents, including reports of children falling down stairs
- IKEA Nightlight Recall – Child received electrical shock and other injuries
- IKEA Wall Mount “Repair Program” – Two child deaths caused by tipping clothes chests
This laundry list of product recalls is enough to raise the question whether IKEA has any reasonable standards for child safety or quality control in place whatsoever. With so many documented reports of injuries to children, consumers should strongly consider whether these popular products are fit for a child’s home.
Ohio Law Provides Injured Children the Same Right to Seek Legal Relief as Adults
Parents understand that sometimes children will get bumps and bruises. But when injuries occur due to defective products like those above, that is when parents should stand up for their children’s right to be safe from unnecessary harm. Whether your child is injured as the result of a defective product, negligence, or malpractice, only by contacting an experienced Cleveland child injury lawyer can you help ensure that you and your child receive appropriate compensation.
Call Lowe Scott Fisher Co., LPA’s Cleveland, Ohio injury lawyers today for a free consultation.Back To Blog