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  • What hazards to watch out for when keeping kids at home during COVID-19

    Posted on March 25, 2020

    KID, along with Consumer Federation of America and U.S. PIRG Education Fund, developed a consumer guide Protecting Children While Sheltering in Place to alert parents and caregivers about common childhood hazards as families are sequestered during the COVID-19 pandemic. While… Read More

  • IKEA makes headlines again, for the worse

    Posted on January 31, 2020

    Once again, IKEA’s tip-over prone dressers made headlines earlier this month, after IKEA agreed to pay $46 million to the family of Jozef Dudek who died after a recalled IKEA dresser tipped over on him. Jozef would be turning five… Read More

  • “Deadly Dressers” on Netflix Highlights Furniture Tip-over Epidemic

    Posted on January 23, 2020

    If you’re looking for something to watch on TV during a cold winter day-in or staycation, check out the Netflix series Broken’s episode “Deadly Dressers” which highlights the dangers of furniture tip-overs and how negligence in the production of dressers… Read More

  • CPSC Releases New Furniture Tip-over Report

    Posted on November 14, 2019

    This month, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) released a new report, Product Instability or Tip-Over Injuries and Fatalities Associated with Televisions, Furniture, and Appliances. The report compiles tip-over fatality statistics from 2000-2018 and tip-over injury statistics from 2016-2018…. Read More

  • STURDY Act Introduced in U.S. House

    Posted on May 9, 2019

    According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), one child dies every 10 days from a furniture or TV tip-over, and a child is sent to the emergency room every 30 minutes. Today, South Shore Furniture recalled over 300,000… Read More

  • Tip-Over Safety: Beyond IKEA

    Posted on April 3, 2019

    Preventing furniture tip-overs continues to be one of KID’s priority advocacy campaigns. When KID staff talk to consumers about tip-overs, some often immediately say “I don’t shop at IKEA so my furniture won’t tip-over.” It is not only IKEA furniture… Read More

  • News from ICPHSO Symposium

    Posted on February 27, 2019

    On Wednesday morning, U.S. CPSC Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle addressed the group at the annual symposium of the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO).  In big news for KID’s priority issue of furniture tip-overs, she announced that… Read More

  • Consumer Reports tests dressers under 30 inches

    Posted on November 5, 2018

    Just because a dresser is lower than others, doesn’t mean it’s safer. A new article from Consumer Reports investigates a potentially lethal loophole in pre-market stability tests. According to the article, dressers sold in the United States that are 30… Read More

  • Are recalled IKEA dressers the Lane chests of today?  

    Posted on August 16, 2018

    July 28, 2018 marked the second anniversary of the recall of millions of clothing storage units (dressers) from IKEA. A little over two weeks before this IKEA recall anniversary, the CPSC posted another recall re-announcement.  This reannouncement was for the… Read More

  • CPSC and new owner of the Lane Chest brand renew call to find recalled and deadly chests

    Posted on July 11, 2018

    Today CPSC issued a warning about recalled cedar chests still in homes.  These chests (sold under the Lane and Virginia Maid names) have automatic locking latches and an airtight seal to protect linens from moths. Over 12 million of these… Read More

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