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Posted 12/24/16 , edited 12/24/16

Ichibanx3 wrote:

I know this is so off topic but...You know those IKEA Broccoli toys? I am so upset that it seems like they're no longer manufacturing them!


? i have no idea what that is without googling it..
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Posted 12/24/16
I have one of these for 7 or 8 years and never killed my kid. We called IKEA and they're going to come free of charge and replace it.

And i'm pretty sure it was 6 kids that died, not 3. At least that's what my wife says.
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As a Swede I can do nothing but say they had it coming, hope they get into more shit. Sweden used to be known for producing high quality stuff for your home. But then came Ikea and started to produce junk with as cheap as possible materials

Oh and regarding the lawsuit. It's not the products fault in this case, It's the parents fault for not keeping a eye on their children so that these things doesn't happen. The safety of the children always relies on the parents
Posted 12/24/16
Does anybody supervise their children this reminds me of the kid who crawled into the gorilla cage?
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TheOmegaForce70941 wrote:

As a Swede I can do nothing but say they had it coming, hope they get into more shit. Sweden used to be known for producing high quality stuff for your home. But then came Ikea and started to produce junk with as cheap as possible materials

Oh and regarding the lawsuit. It's not the products fault in this case, It's the parents fault for not keeping a eye on their children so that these things doesn't happen. The safety of the children always relies on the parents



I'm sorry but that's a weird comment, you want them to get in to more shit because of stuff that is not their fault because they make cheap furniture... do all companies who make cheap products need to get in to trouble, or is it just IKEA?

"OMG, KIA is making cars I can afford... I hope they get sued"

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Posted 12/24/16
Well can we least castrate the parents? Their Genes and 50 million over babies is beyond stupid.
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Posted 12/24/16

AnimeAddictANN69 wrote:


Ichibanx3 wrote:

I know this is so off topic but...You know those IKEA Broccoli toys? I am so upset that it seems like they're no longer manufacturing them!


? i have no idea what that is without googling it..


The Torva Broccoli toys....

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If mounting kits or anything else to secure the drawers weren't provided with the drawers then I think it's a reasonable enough lawsuit.
Posted 12/24/16
I'm sure the lawyers got most of the money anyway.
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TheOmegaForce70941 wrote:

As a Swede I can do nothing but say they had it coming, hope they get into more shit. Sweden used to be known for producing high quality stuff for your home. But then came Ikea and started to produce junk with as cheap as possible materials

Oh and regarding the lawsuit. It's not the products fault in this case, It's the parents fault for not keeping a eye on their children so that these things doesn't happen. The safety of the children always relies on the parents


Should parents have a reasonable expectation that the heavy furniture they purchase isn't flimsy enough to fall over if a baby pushes it and then be crushed to death is the question here.
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TheOmegaForce70941 wrote:

As a Swede I can do nothing but say they had it coming, hope they get into more shit. Sweden used to be known for producing high quality stuff for your home. But then came Ikea and started to produce junk with as cheap as possible materials

Oh and regarding the lawsuit. It's not the products fault in this case, It's the parents fault for not keeping a eye on their children so that these things doesn't happen. The safety of the children always relies on the parents


Should parents have a reasonable expectation that the heavy furniture they purchase isn't flimsy enough to fall over if a baby pushes it and then be crushed to death is the question here.


IMO, if you assembled the thing, then you should have a reasonable idea about how sturdy it is.

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I'm sure the lawyers got most of the money anyway.


liability lawsuits

the cash cows of the suing business

when it comes to "pain and suffering". there's no price limit.. just sue them for millions right of the bat..



Ichibanx3 wrote:


The Torva Broccoli toys....




are they popular like the hachimals?
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Posted 12/24/16
it the parents fault.
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Posted 12/24/16 , edited 12/24/16
I don't think it's anyones fault.

It's easy to wag the finger at the parents from a distance and play Mr. Hindsight
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Posted 12/25/16 , edited 12/25/16
IKEA owes these parents nothing. Rather than accepting that they fucked up as parents, they try to divert that guilt and turn it into blame. I don't have children and I place safety brackets on my bookshelves.

As far as product quality, there are certain products from IKEA that are okay to use and some I'd never waste money on. Wooden bed frames, wooden chairs, and and loveseats/living room sets from IKEA are generally garbage so I'd pass on those. Pretty much any furniture that experiences plenty of wear and tear from constant use from that store is bad. Bookshelves, TV stands, computer desks, display cases -- those are fine.
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