In recent years, millions of dressers, chests, TVs and other furniture have been recalled because they are dangerously unstable. Over 581 children have died in tip-over tragedies since 2000 in the U.S.
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UPDATE: Furniture Tip-Overs Linked to 581 Deaths Since 2000
In February 2022, safety officials warned that “the need for TV and furniture tip-over prevention remains strong” after finding 581 tip-over deaths since 2000, of which 472 deaths were children.
Every year, an estimated 22,500 Americans need hospital emergency-room treatment for tip-over injuries, and about 44% of the victims are children under 18 years old.
The report found that:
- 71% of all child fatalities involved a TV
- 62% of fatalities of all age groups involved a TV
- 55% of fatalities involved people being crushed
- Head injuries accounted for 66% of fatalities
CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Dresser Falls on 3-Year Old Girl
What is the Problem?
Children love to pull out the drawers on furniture to climb up and reach things. The problem is that unstable furniture can easily tip over and cause severe injury or death. Children can be crushed or trapped underneath. TVs and other falling heavy objects can also be deadly.
What Types of Furniture Commonly Tip Over?
- Dressers & chests
- TV stands
- Audiovisual (AV) carts
What Can I Do?
Tip-over tragedies can be prevented by securing furniture to the wall with an anti-tip device, anchoring kit, or straps. Please visit How To Anchor It to learn how easy and inexpensive it is to anchor your furniture and TVs.
Furniture Recalls for Tip-Over & Entrapment Hazards
- February 2023 — Aderes Bookcases – from TJX, HomeGoods, T.J. Maxx – 2 reports of nearly tipping over
- July 2022 — Cayden Gentleman’s 9-drawer chests (sold exclusively at Costco) – (1 tip-over incident involving a 10-year-old child)
- February 2022 — Rooms 2 Go – River Street Five-Drawer Chests made by BFG North Carolina
- October 2021 — Magnussen Home Nova Series 5-Drawer Chests (1 tip-over caused a minor bruise to a child)
- July 2021 — Bel Furniture Barrington 5-Drawer Chests from Mollai Collection (1 child injured in tip-over accident)
- July 2021 — Rooms to Go: Creekside Kids Five-Drawer Chests (made by Canyon Furniture)
- January 2021 — CB2 Junction Tall Chests and Low Drawers (10 tip-over incidents, no injuries reported)
- January 2021 — Noble House Home Furnishings (Luna Acacia Wood Four Drawer Chest, Glendora Brown Mahogany Wood Four Drawer Storage Dresser, Paulus Mid-Century Modern Cabinet, Gladys Mid-Century Modern Cabinet, Pavona Mid-Century Modern Cabinet, Penrod Mid-Century Modern Cabinet, Mavis Mid-Century Modern Cabinet)
- December 2020 — Homfa Cabinets (HPB-087 and HPB-106)
- November 2020 — Walker Edison Drawer Chests, and Spencer 4-Drawer Chests
- August 2020 — Essential Home Belmont 2.0 Four-Drawer Dresser (Kmart)
- June 2020 — Modus Brighton, Travis and Bevelle dressers
- May 2020 — Herman Miller and Design Within Reach — Nelson and Lauki Dressers and Cabinets
- May 2020 — Hodedah HI4DR 4-drawer chests
- May 2020 — Prepac 4-drawer chests
- April 2020 — Joybird “Blythe” Dressers
- March 2020 — Homestar Finch 3-Drawer Dressers
- March 2020 — IKEA Kullen 3-Drawer Chests (820,000 chests recalled after 6 tip-over incidents, including 2 minor injuries)
- February 2020 — Safavieh Aura and Silas 3-Drawer Chests
- February 2020 — Home Depot Home Decorators Collection Print Block 4-Drawer Whitewash Chest
- January 2020 — Hodedah HI4DR four-drawer dresser
- December 2019 — Hillsdale Furniture – Chadwick and Bailey 5-drawer dressers sold at Bob’s Discount Furniture
- October 2019 — Ridgewood Belmont 4-drawer dressers sold at Kmart and Sears
- June 2016 — IKEA MALM dressers
- September 2014 — JVC 42″ Flat-Screen TVs
- And more
IKEA Recalls 29 Million Dressers After Tip-Overs Kill 6 Children
In June 2016, IKEA recalled 29 million dressers and chests due to a tip-over hazard. At least 8 children died in tragic tip-over accidents and hundreds of children have been injured by IKEA furniture. Click here to read more.
IKEA Pays $100 Million Settlements in Dresser Tip-Over Death
In January 2020, IKEA agreed to pay a $46 million settlement to the parents of a 2-year-old boy in California who died when a recalled dresser fell on him. The payout is the largest settlement for the death of a child in U.S. history.
In 2016, IKEA also paid a $50 million settlement to the families of 3 other toddlers who died in similar tip-over accidents involving IKEA’s recalled MALM dressers. The families lived in Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Washington State.
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