December 22, 2016 11:30 am
Updated: December 22, 2016 2:21 pm

Ikea agrees to $50M settlement after its dressers tipped over, killing 3 children

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COPENHAGEN – Ikea, the leading Swedish home furnishings retailer, says “a tentative settlement” has been reached in the case involving three families in the United States whose children died after Ikea chests and dressers tipped over.

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Group spokeswoman Johanna Iritz said Thursday “it would be inappropriate to comment,” adding the settlement was pending a U.S. court approval. She referred to its U.S. division for further questions.

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The Philadelphia-based law firm Feldman, Shepherd, Wohlgelernter, Tanner, Weinstock & Dodig LLP that represented the families of the three young boys who were killed had announced a $50 million settlement with Ikea.

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The separate accidents took place in 2014 and 2016 with dressers from the MALM line.

In June, Ikea recalled some 8 million dressers and chests, and 21 million other similar models in the United States.

© 2016 The Canadian Press

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