Drop-sided crib Haters coming after your dresser now

Drop-sided crib Haters coming after your dresser now
Focus of evil in the modern world.

[Ed. – Bad dressers.  Terrible, terrible, terrible, terrible!  BAD!!!!!]

Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) is leading the charge to create a national safety standard for dressers that furniture manufacturers such as IKEA would have to meet to prevent tip-over deaths of children.

If passed and signed into law, the STURDY Act, which stands for “Stop Tip-overs of Unstable, Risky Dressers on Youth,” would direct the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to adopt a “mandatory stability standard for clothing storage units.”

There have been several lawsuits filed against IKEA involving their design of their MALM dresser. According to the CPSC, tip-overs of furniture, appliances and TVs cause roughly 25,400 annual injuries.

In reaction to the lawsuits, IKEA has reportedly made free kits available to mount the dressers to the wall.

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