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Ikea Recalls Children's Beds in North America

Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 22-Aug-2013

Parents in Texas might be interested to hear that Ikea, the world's largest furniture manufacturer, has recalled two models of its beds for juniors. The recall was issued for beds that were sold in the United States as well as in Canada. The beds were recalled because of a possibility of them breaking and causing children to get cut.

As of yet, no injuries have been reported from the beds, but the Swedish manufacturer stated that all the owners of the beds will receive a repair kit complete with instructions if they respond to the recall. There was reports that the Kritter and Snigler beds, which cost $89 and $59 on Ikea's website, respectively, have had their metal rods that connect the guard rails to the bed frame snap, which leaves sharp metal edges exposed that could result in injury to children. The defective products were reportedly manufactured in Poland, Romania and Bosnia Herzegovina.

People who are injured as the result of defective products might be able to file personal injury lawsuits against the manufacturers of the products. If won, personal injury lawsuits may be able to help compensate people for their injuries by reimbursing them for their medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other punitive damages. Personal injury lawsuits for defective products may state that the claimant would not have been injured if it had not been for the manufacturer being negligent during the course of manufacturing the product.

Austin personal injury lawyers might be able to help people wanting to file such claims gather the evidence needed to pursue litigation. Then, attorneys might be able to assist them in preparing the statements for their claims and negotiating settlements for them without having to endure a long court trial.

Source: Bloomberg, "Ikea Recalls 40,000 Faulty Children'€™s Beds in North America", Katarina Gustafsson, August 16, 2013

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