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IKEA Investigating Reports Of Shiny Serving Bowls That Can Set Food On Fire

These days, most products involved in sudden fires involve malfunctioning batteries, or poorly built fuel lines. But then there’s the IKEA bowl — and the flaming fruit contained therein — that serve as a reminder that you sometimes only really need the sun and the right shiny surface to start a fire. [More]

Some IKEA Products Are Now Available On Amazon

Some IKEA Products Are Now Available On Amazon

Well, that was fast: Not even a week after an IKEA executive said the company would start selling products online through third-party vendors sometime next year, various IKEA items have popped up for sale on Amazon. [More]

Kevin Walter

IKEA Will Try Selling Its Products Through Third-Party Websites Next Year

In an effort to expand its online efforts beyond the confines of its own websites, IKEA is planning to test selling its furniture and other home goods through third-party sites starting next year for the first time. [More]

One IKEA Offers Instructions On How To Turn Those Blue Bags Into Pet Raincoats & Picnic Blankets

One IKEA Offers Instructions On How To Turn Those Blue Bags Into Pet Raincoats & Picnic Blankets

While you might be an expert at reusing that blue plastic shopping bag from IKEA by filling it with junk and hiding it in your closet/under your bed, there’s a lot more you can do with it — like turning it into a doggy raincoat or a handy picnic blanket. [More]

Is Your Old IKEA Furniture Worth A Lot Of Money? Maybe, But Not Likely

Is Your Old IKEA Furniture Worth A Lot Of Money? Maybe, But Not Likely

The notion of “vintage IKEA” might sound a bit silly, given how temporary much of the company’s furniture feels. Then you realize that the retailer has been around for nearly 75 years, and yes, there are some IKEA pieces that are indeed worth thousands of dollars to collectors, but probably not the coffee table you’re currently resting your beer on. [More]

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The Future Of IKEA Could Be… Restaurants

Usually, you think of IKEA as the place to go to pick out some furniture, grab some new kitchen gadgets, and maybe fight with your partner about their questionable taste in sofas. You might grab a plate of meatballs or a tasty-looking Swedish dessert at the cafe while you’re there, but it’s not the central focus… or is it? [More]

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Maybe IKEA Could Really Use These Relationship-Saving Stations

Furniture and home-goods megastore IKEA doesn’t offer in-store intervention for relationship problems, but maybe it should. There’s something about the store and its perfect, untouched fake rooms that brings issues with ourselves, our relationships, and with our homes to the surface. That’s why a comedian who likes to create fake and almost plausible signs created a “relationship saving station” to put in a real IKEA store. [More]

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Recalled Products From IKEA, McDonald’s Made 2016 A Bad Year For Injured Children

There was no shortage of massive, wide-reaching recalls that affected children in 2016: the 29 million top-heavy IKEA dressers that could tip over, McDonald’s 29 million Happy Meal fitness trackers that caused rashes and burns, and three million Tommee Tippee’s spill proof cups that grew mold. Each of these campaigns — and many others — contributed to the largest increase in recalls, injuries, and incidents involving children’s products in nearly a decade.  [More]

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IKEA Launching Customizable “Open Source” Furniture To Give Customers More Choices

Maybe you can’t afford that bespoke chaise with the walnut legs and expensive upholstery, but that doesn’t mean you have to resign yourself to having the same living room as everyone else who shops at IKEA: in an effort to help customers living in tight spaces more options, the Swedish furniture company is introducing what it calls its first “open source” furniture. [More]

IKEA Recalling Beach Chairs Worldwide Because Lounging Shouldn’t Be Dangerous

IKEA Recalling Beach Chairs Worldwide Because Lounging Shouldn’t Be Dangerous

When you’re enjoying a day at the beach or a gorgeous day in the backyard, there’s nothing so relaxing as leaning back in your lounge chair and letting your worries go. What’s not so relaxing is having that chair collapse while you’re sitting in it and pinch your fingers, which is why IKEA is recalling a popular beach chair sold worldwide. [More]

IKEA To Pay $50M To Families Of 3 Toddlers Killed In Dresser Tip-Overs

IKEA To Pay $50M To Families Of 3 Toddlers Killed In Dresser Tip-Overs

Six months after IKEA and the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of more than 29 million topple-prone Malm dressers now linked to four deaths, the furniture maker has agreed to pay $50 million to three of the affected families. [More]

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IKEA: We Know It’s Tempting, But Please Stop Having Sleepovers In Stores

Now matter how cool your inner child may be, you’ve almost certainly gazed upon IKEA’s vast array of demo rooms and beds and pondered some sort of Night at the Museum overnight adventure in the store. While IKEA understands this temptation, the Swedish retailer still considers it trespassing. [More]

Fourth Child’s Death Linked To Recalled IKEA Dressers

Fourth Child’s Death Linked To Recalled IKEA Dressers

Federal safety regulators have confirmed a fourth death linked to nearly 29 million recalled top-heavy Malm dressers and chests sold by IKEA.  [More]

IKEA Customers Continue To Report Issues With Massive Malm Dresser Recall

IKEA Customers Continue To Report Issues With Massive Malm Dresser Recall

Three months after IKEA and the Consumer Product Safety Commission took the unprecedented step in recalling 29 million top-heavy Malm and other models of dressers and chests linked to the deaths of six children, some consumers are reporting issues when it comes to receiving repair kits, returning the dressers, or receiving refunds. [More]

Håkan Dahlström

IKEA Betting Click-And-Collect Stores Will Appeal To Online Shoppers

If the thought of wandering through a giant maze of housewares and furniture and inevitably fighting with your significant other/roommate over which dish rack to buy strikes fear into the very depths of your online shopper’s soul, IKEA’s recent shift in strategy is aimed at attracting shoppers like you. [More]

IKEA Taking Its Time Providing Records Related To Massive Dresser Recall

IKEA Taking Its Time Providing Records Related To Massive Dresser Recall

Two months after IKEA and the Consumer Product Safety Commission took the unprecedented step in recalling 29 million top-heavy Malm and other models of dressers and chests linked to the deaths of six children, the retailer has missed a deadline to hand over documents related to the recall. [More]

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IKEA Shoppers Trapped For Hours While Competing For Single Parking Garage Exit

What happens when you pack a bunch of people into a space and then only leave them with one way to exit? You get a big ol’ logjam, the kind that trapped many shoppers at a new IKEA location in the UK for hours while they waited to use the parking garage’s one and only exit. [More]

IKEA Recalls 80,000 Safety Gates & Extenders Over Fall Hazards

IKEA Recalls 80,000 Safety Gates & Extenders Over Fall Hazards

On the heels of its recall of 29 million dressers linked to three toddler deaths, IKEA announced this week that it would also call back 80,000 safety gates and safety gate extensions due to potential fall hazards.

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