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  • STURDY Act Reintroduced in Congress to Prevent Furniture Tip-overs

    Posted on February 24, 2021

    Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-9) introduced The Stop Tip-overs of Unstable, Risky Dressers on Youth (STURDY) Act (H.R.1314) in the U.S. House today. KID thanks Rep. Schakowsky for her leadership in children’s product safety and for introducing this life-saving bill that… Read More

  • Every Hour A Child Is Rushed to the Emergency Room from a Furniture Tip-over

    Posted on February 19, 2021

    Furniture and TV tip-overs can happen in an instant even when parents are nearby, as seen in the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)’s PSA ‘Even When You’re Watching’. The CPSC recently released a report on tip-overs that contains data… Read More

  • IKEA Conversation with KID – Watch the Recording

    Posted on July 24, 2020

    On July 16, KID hosted our first Conversation with KID, part of our Best Friend Award Conversations and Virtual Tribute. Our first talk was about the dangers of IKEA furniture tip-overs and featured Dan Mann, an attorney who represents families… Read More

  • Stay Safe While Staying Home This Summer

    Posted on May 21, 2020

    Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer. With the sun shining, kids will be excited to have some fun outside, even if it’s just in the backyard for now. Here are a few safety tips for the warmer-weather months:… Read More

  • 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

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