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Ikea Warns That 27 Million Chests May Be Defective

by Staff Blogger | July 24th, 2015

The Nashville defective product lawyers at Ponce Law explain that two deaths and four injuries have been linked to a defective piece of furniture manufactured by Ikea.

According to WKRN 2 News, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has received 14 reports of Ikea’s Malm chest tipping over on top of consumers or their children. The company has stated they have also received reports in the past of three other fatalities linked to other furniture tipping over.  As many as 27 million chests may be affected by the problem.

In response to the problem, Ikea is issuing a free kit to mount the units to a wall, which would prevent the units from tipping over. Furthermore, the CPSC is urging consumers to wall mount any chest above 23.5 inches or drawers taller than 29.5 inches to a wall to prevent tipping.

Even if you’re taking safety precautions, defective product injuries can still happen. The Nashville personal injury lawyers at Ponce Law are available to answer your questions if you’ve been injured by a faulty product at no fault of your own.

Who Will Pay for GM Ignition Recall Accident Damages?

by Staff Blogger | December 19th, 2014

Millions of Americans are affected by the massive GM recall resulting from faulty ignition switches in many vehicle makes and models. GM has agreed to pay compensation to those injured or who lost loved ones as a result of accidents caused by the faulty parts. But just where that money will come from is still up for contention.

According to Detroit News, the GM recall involved 2.6 million cars equipped with ignition switches that could turn to the off position while cars were in motion. This caused drivers to lose control and the airbags to fail to deploy, which claimed 42 lives and left 52 others injured.

These accidents have led to more than 170 lawsuits, many of which were settled by GM. But GM is attempting to use funds set aside from its 2009 bankruptcy to pay accident victims. Creditors are arguing that the funds shouldn’t be used and doing so should be considered fraud.

The creditors say that in order to qualify to use the funds, GM would’ve had to disclose information about the faulty parts prior to reaching their bankruptcy agreement.

The Nashville personal injury lawyers with Ponce Law want you to know that you may be entitled to compensation if you were injured as the result of an accident a recalled GM vehicle. We’re here to help you get the money you deserve. Call us today at 615-244-4325 to learn more about how we can help.