Ikea Issues Massive Product Recall of Dressers and Chests After Causing Multiple Injuries and Fatalities.

For over a quarter century, the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates has helped our clients recover millions of dollars in personal injury damages.  Our Boston personal injury attorneys have earned a national reputation for exceptional client service and excellent results.  A successful personal injury claim can be extremely complicated, but a skilled personal injury attorney can help get you through the entire process.  If you have been injured because of another person’s negligence, you should contact our law office today to learn about your legal rights and options in a free and confidential consultation.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the federal government’s watchdog agency, a child is sent to the emergency room by a falling piece of furniture or a falling television every twenty-four minutes.  Once every two weeks, one of those injuries is fatal.  To prevent this, there are strict regulations and guidelines about the design and safety of furniture and other products.  When these guidelines are not adhered to, a product has an increased likelihood for harm, and the manufacturer may be held accountable for that harm.

A recent example of this is Ikea, which just ordered a recall of nearly thirty million dressers and chests because they reportedly have a high likelihood of tipping over and injuring young children.  According to nbcnews.com, there have been three fatalities already associated with the specific line of furniture being recalled.  Ikea has recalled the models in question and offered free anchoring kits so customers can fasten the furniture to the wall.  But for some, this may be too little, too late.   The complaints and injuries over the furniture spanned a period of two years before Ikea ordered a recall.  If it can be shown that they were negligent in their design or recall of the furniture, they may be held financially responsible for the injuries caused.

Have you or a loved one been injured due to another person’s negligence? If so, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for your physical injuries, as well as the emotional injuries and financial damages you incurred.  Please contact one of our expert personal injury lawyers who will work tirelessly on your case to see that you are justly and fairly compensated.  For a free and private consultation, call us 24/7 at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com Your needs are our top priority!

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