Ikea to pay $46M over dresser tipover that killed 2-year-old boy, legal professionals say

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PHILADELPHIA — IKEA has agreed to pay $46 million to the dad and mom of a 2-year-old boy who died of accidents suffered when a 70-pound recalled dresser tipped over onto him, the household’s legal professionals stated Monday.

Jozef Dudek, of Buena Park, California, died in 2017 of his accidents, and his dad and mom sued the Swedish house furnishings firm in a Philadelphia court docket in 2018.

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Within the lawsuit, the Dudeks accused IKEA of understanding that its Malm dressers posed a tip-over hazard and that that they had injured or killed a variety of youngsters, however that the corporate had didn’t warn customers that the dressers should not be used with out being anchored to a wall. The dresser was recalled in 2016, in accordance with the go well with.

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IKEA has agreed to pay $46 million to the parents of a 2-year-old boy who died of injuries suffered when a 70-pound recalled dresser tipped over onto him, the family’s lawyers said Monday. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

IKEA has agreed to pay $46 million to the dad and mom of a 2-year-old boy who died of accidents suffered when a 70-pound recalled dresser tipped over onto him, the household’s legal professionals stated Monday. (AP Picture/Matt Rourke)

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The settlement additionally requires IKEA to fulfill with the advocacy group, Dad and mom Towards Tip-overs, and broaden its outreach to customers in regards to the recall of IKEA dressers, in accordance with the Dudek’s legal professionals.

The Dudek household will donate $1 million from the settlement to organizations that advocate for extra rigorous stability testing for dressers, they stated.

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In a press release, IKEA stated it supplied its deepest condolences and is working to deal with “this very important home safety issue,” together with providing client schooling and security workshops and dealing to make safer merchandise.

“While no settlement can alter the tragic events that brought us here, for the sake of the family and all involved, we’re grateful that this litigation has reached a resolution,” it stated.

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