Ikea to pay families whose kids were crushed by furniture
Ikea, the world’s largest furniture retailer, has agreed to pay $50 million to three families whose toddlers were killed when chests and dressers tipped over on them.
Philadelphia-based lawyers for the families of deceased children Curren Collas, Camden Ellis and Ted McGee announced Thursday that a tentative settlement has been reached with the Swedish company. Furniture from Ikea’s MALM line crushed the children in 2014 and 2016.
Ikea spokeswoman Johanna Iritz said it would be “inappropriate” to give further details of the settlement, Fox News reported Thursday.
Ikea also will donate $50,000 to three children’s hospitals in the families’ home states, the network reported.
Another $100,000 will be donated to Shane’s Foundation, a nonprofit group focused on “furniture tip-over prevention” and child-safety issues.