IKEA to pay a $50 million settlement


All three children were about 2 years old when they died. Ikea has also agreed to give $100,000 to a Chicago nonprofit focused on tip-over awareness and make $50,000 donations to three children’s hospitals in communities where the boys lived.  NPR reported this summer tip-overs have caused dozens of accidents, in addition to the three deaths in this case. Ikea confirmed that a “tentative settlement has been reached” in the case, but said it would not comment further because the deal had not been approved by the court.    Consumer advocates have pushed for more stringent safety standards, and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has been in talks with Ikea for more than two years to address concerns about its dressers.


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