Chests of drawers can be very useful but they can be very dangerous if you have young children in the home. There have been many high-profile cases involving chests of drawers falling on small children. One leading furniture manufacturer and supplier was forced to recall 27 million chests of drawers in 2016 after three children were crushed to death by the product in question. Initially, the manufacturer told parents to use wall mounts with the furniture before they decided to take further action.
Chest of drawers falling on small children – Do you need to take action?
One British mother said she found her young daughter trapped under one of the drawers, covered in blood. The child required 20 stitches. The company decided to launch a new campaign focused on the dangers of furniture as a result of the controversy. The units were more likely to topple if heavy items were on top of them or near the top. Buyers were warned to avoid placing large, heavy items like televisions on the units and allowing children to play on open drawers.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we can help you obtain compensation if you or your child have been injured by faulty furniture and it was the manufacturer’s fault. Talk to us today to find out more about what to do about a chest of drawers falling on small children. We have vast experience when it comes to working on cases related to faulty furniture.
Many items of furniture are treated with chemicals to make them resistant to fire and extend their lives. However, these treatments can lead to rashes, burns, skin irritation and breathing problems. We may be able to help you make a claim if the product didn’t come with adequate warnings about these symptoms occurring. Many people including children have become injured due to pieces being poorly constructed. Talk to us today if your child was hurt due to an item of furniture that didn’t meet safety standards and guidelines, or come with clear instructions. We can help if you need compensation because of a chest of drawers falling on small children.
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We may also be able to help if your child was injured by furniture in a public place like a library, school or café. We work on a no-win, no-fee* basis, and you don’t need any money to start a claim with us. Call 0800 689 0500 (landline) or 0333 500 0993 (mobile) to learn more.
Date Published: May 2, 2017
Author: Accident Advice