Low cost for sure, but consumer associations have a lot to say about quality. In fact, since the beginning of 2016, Ikea has withdrawn from the market one product a month.Don't store avocado like this: it's dangerous
Low cost for sure, but consumer associations have a lot to say about quality. In fact, since the beginning of 2016, Ikea has withdrawn from the market one product per month.
In January 2016, drum sticks and the Lattjo percussion instrument, both for suffocation risk.
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Between February and March, it was the turn of the HYBY, LOCK and RINNA ceiling lights due to the risk of detachment of the glass lampshade, in this case the reports had come from consumers who had suffered damage.
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Not to mention the “Gothem” lamps they had caused shock due to their metal coating. April was also a rich month: the Malm dressers had provoked the death of a 22-month-old baby.
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During the carnival period the bat cloak for kids it had caused abrasions to three very young people, in June it was the turn of the Frostfri refrigerators and freezers due to the risk of electric shock and in recent days there was the withdrawal of 380 thousand dishwashers due to factory defect.
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While the Swedish company claims to comply with all safety standards and to guarantee a refund to those who return the defective products, the consumer associations they are convinced that it is not just coincidences, but that Ikea sometimes puts on the market dangerous products without making the necessary checks.
And on this the Codacons asks for clarity. How does the company monitor all the products of the almost 290 stores in Europe alone? The doubt remains in view of the fact that rarely, the withdrawal takes place a priori but only after the reports of the customers, and most of the times when there has already been some damage.