Singaporean consumers screwed?


Octarine

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http://www.straitstimes.com/singapo...call-of-chests-and-dressers-says-its-products
Reminds me of a few years back, DBS made compensation to HK customers for their Lehman products - but in Singapore, tough luck, their local clients got zip.
Where is the Singaporean "Better be safe than sorry" song? IKEA puts the advice and the small items to secure the drawer into the package.
For US, IKEA should include a warning to store heavy guns ony in the lower drawers. Easier to reach for the kids and the drawers will not topple.
 

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Where is the Singaporean "Better be safe than sorry" song? IKEA puts the advice and the small items to secure the drawer into the package.
For US, IKEA should include a warning to store heavy guns ony in the lower drawers. Easier to reach for the kids and the drawers will not topple.
:bsmilie: :bsmilie:

on a serious note, a major retailer has to bear the blame and lost sales for ill-behaved kids who play recklessly, and parents who don't secure their furniture as advised.

that's a sad prelude of things to come
 

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:bsmilie: :bsmilie:

on a serious note, a major retailer has to bear the blame and lost sales for ill-behaved kids who play recklessly, and parents who don't secure their furniture as advised.

that's a sad prelude of things to come
Pretty soon it will be politically incorrect to say politically correct in USA...and no one will be able to read anyway. Haha
 

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:bsmilie: :bsmilie:

on a serious note, a major retailer has to bear the blame and lost sales for ill-behaved kids who play recklessly, and parents who don't secure their furniture as advised.

that's a sad prelude of things to come
Those "ill-behaved kids who play recklessly" are the future of this country. One day they will grow up to run this country and you'll be paying for their salaries. :)
 

Yappy

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:bsmilie: :bsmilie:

on a serious note, a major retailer has to bear the blame and lost sales for ill-behaved kids who play recklessly, and parents who don't secure their furniture as advised.

that's a sad prelude of things to come
One life lost is too many.

If IKEA cautious the consumer, do you think people will buy the goods?
 

Octarine

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If IKEA cautious the consumer, do you think people will buy the goods?
IKEA has always included safety recommendations in to the product packages and millions of happy customers buy the goods and follow the advice. Many of my friends started their first own place with furniture from IKEA and screwing drawers and shelves to the wall was just common sense. Especially old wooden flooring (looks great if well maintained) tends to be uneven.
 

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IKEA has always included safety recommendations in to the product packages and millions of happy customers buy the goods and follow the advice. Many of my friends started their first own place with furniture from IKEA and screwing drawers and shelves to the wall was just common sense. Especially old wooden flooring (looks great if well maintained) tends to be uneven.
If you buy any chest from any store, it will probably have this problem, so it is not an Ikea problem alone. I don't know why Ikea is doing this in the US but probably they are afraid of being sued. Nobody will sue a small shop but Ikea has lots of money, so a good target for the class action lawyers.
For those who are extra cautious, there are chest with locks. When any drawer is open, the rest of the other drawers will not be able to pull out. Only when it is closed, then another drawer can be open. This prevent the kid from standing on the lower opened drawer and opening the top drawer causing the chest to tip over. Most file cabinets have this feature.
By the way, if you saw the video, another culprit is the large screen TV that is not wall mounted or secured to the table.
 

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IIRC there is a recall also on the Ikea Malm series of beds and headboards. So do take note.
 

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