IKEA starts the recall of lethal drawer cabinets a

2022-07-22
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The safety of children's furniture should not be slighted, even IKEA, which has a good reputation among consumers, is no exception. In the early morning of June 29, Beijing time, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced that IKEA had decided to recall 29million drawer cabinets in the United States, including the best-selling malm series. This shocked the industry, because since 1989, six children have been killed and 36 injured by these problematic drawer cabinets! In February 2016, a 22 month old boy in Minnesota, the United States, was crushed under the collapse of Malm's drawer cabinet and died. This is the third tragedy caused by this series of furniture. In this regard, IKEA spokesperson once said: whether this furniture is "fixed on the wall" is very important, and this article has been clearly stated in the assembly instructions of the product. The spokesman stressed that fixing the cabinet to the wall with the hardware and restriction kit in the assembly instructions was in itself to prevent overturning. Children are mischievous by nature, and some details of children's room furniture must be considered by parents for them. So what are the potential safety hazards of children's furniture

children's furniture should not be slighted, even IKEA, which has a good reputation among consumers. In the early morning of June 29, Beijing time, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced that IKEA had decided to recall 29million drawer cabinets in the United States, including the best-selling malm series. This shocked the industry, because since 1989, six children have been killed and 36 injured by these problematic drawer cabinets! In February 2016, a 22 month old boy in Minnesota, the United States, was crushed under the collapse of Malm's drawer cabinet and died. This is the third tragedy caused by this series of furniture. In this regard, IKEA spokesperson once said: is this furniture “ Fixed on the wall ” It is very important, and this item has been clearly stated in the assembly instructions of the product. The spokesman stressed that fixing the cabinet to the wall with the hardware and restriction kit in the assembly instructions was in itself to prevent overturning. Children are mischievous by nature, and some details of children's room furniture must be considered by parents for them. So what are the potential safety hazards of children's furniture

visible hazards:

1. Whether children's furniture is firm and stable:

just like the tragedy caused by IKEA's drawer cabinet, whether the cabinet is fixed and whether the drawer can be locked are related to children's safety. All cabinets and doors at home should avoid children climbing and bumping, so as to make the furniture fall down. Do not put heavy objects on the furniture to prevent objects from falling and causing injury

2. Don't have a confined space at home

children like to drill and hide everywhere, so don't have closed furniture. Cabinets and boxes should have ventilation holes to prevent children from playing and hiding, causing suffocation accidents

3. Check household accessories carefully

some hardware of furniture will have exposed sharp objects, which need to be checked carefully. In addition, some furniture has small parts that can be removed, which should be fixed to prevent children from swallowing

4. Edges and corners should not be sharp

children like to run and jump. All bed corners, table corners and cabinet corners at home should be protected, and all sharp corners should be wrapped into obtuse angles to ensure that there are no sharp points at home and avoid children's bruises

5. Furniture should be fixed well, and it is best not to buy folding furniture.

furniture should be firmly fixed, and it is best not to deform. It is recommended that children's room should not have folding furniture that is easy to open or fold, so as to avoid accidental injury

invisible hazards:

formaldehyde is the most easily contained hazard in children's furniture, which can irritate human eyes, nose, etc., and even cause cancer. Therefore, the furniture in the children's room must be checked for environmental problems such as excessive formaldehyde and heavy metals. How to check

1. Obvious pungent smell

smell the furniture you choose. If you feel that you want to shed tears and sneeze, the taste is particularly strong, which indicates that the formaldehyde emission of furniture is relatively high, there may be problems, so don't buy it

2. Look at the formaldehyde emission report:

when purchasing furniture, ask the dealer for the quality inspection report, which is the most authoritative proof. Check whether the formaldehyde emission of furniture is within the range allowed by the standard. It is recommended to buy furniture made of E1 standard plates

3. Don't try to be cheap

some furniture with ultra-low prices is questionable. Because the wooden furniture with excessive formaldehyde mostly uses cheap artificial boards, don't harm your family's health just because it's cheap

4. Sign a contract:

when buying children's furniture, it is best to sign the furniture sales contract and write all the terms into the contract to prevent future harm to children

5. Invoicing:

when purchasing children's furniture, we must issue formal invoices for retention. Informal invoices are often difficult to be used as effective evidence for safeguarding rights afterwards

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