Ikea will indemnify 41 million to the parents of a child killed in the U.S. because of a comfortable

The parents of a child who died in the united States, to be crushed by the overturning of a piece of furniture from Ikea will receive 46 million dollars (41 mil

Ikea will indemnify 41 million to the parents of a child killed in the U.S. because of a comfortable

The parents of a child who died in the united States, to be crushed by the overturning of a piece of furniture from Ikea will receive 46 million dollars (41 million euros), following an agreement with the multinational Swedish furniture, as it has published this Tuesday, The New York Times. The minor died in may of 2017 in California. This death is not the only one that has caused this type of furniture of the company nordic, there have been at least five other, that also meant compensation in the millions and the removal of millions of products in north america.

The death of a child crushed by a comfortable of the line Malm is going to cost you to Ikea a compensation of nearly $ 50 million to the parents of the child. The accident occurred on may 24, 2017, when the parents found them under the drawers of the dresser that had fallen over. The child died shortly after by the suffocation caused by the wounds.

The family filed shortly after a lawsuit against the company in a state court of Pennsylvania, where the headquarters of the company in the united States, and not in California, where the accident occurred. Among the arguments they gave the parents was that Ikea knew that the chest of drawers, which they had purchased in 2008, was not stable and that they had not been informed of the risk that was assumed for this instability.

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in Addition to this child, have died and five others of a similar age. This forced the company to pay 50 million dollars to three other families in 2016. In addition, Ikea had to withdraw 30 million of furniture in the united States and Canada. In addition, the company offered a kit of fastening the dresser to the wall to prevent the furniture out unstable and tilt over if a child tried to climb it. The accident in California occurred after.

The company notes that since then has taken steps to raise awareness among parents of the risk that the furniture will tip over by accident and, he adds, which is working on the resolution of the problem. “We remain committed to working actively to address this important safety issue in the home. Again, we offer our most sincere condolences,” said a spokesman for Ikea in the daily new york.

in Addition to compensation, the agreement also obliges Ikea to increase the number of products withdrawn from the market.

Date Of Update: 07 January 2020, 23:00

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