Bill to prevent injuries and deaths from knocked over furniture passes the Senate | New


Washington – U.S. Senators Bob Casey, D-Pa., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., announced the Senate’s passage of the STURDY Act (Stop Tip-overs of Unstable, Risky Dressers on Youth), legislation to prevent furniture tip-overs resulting in injury or death. The STURDY Act has the support of a strong coalition of organizations, including consumer groups and Parents Against Tip-overs, as well as manufacturers and retailers like IKEA, the American Home Furnishings Alliance, the State Chamber of Commerce States, Room & Board, Crate & Barrel and Williams-Sonoma. The senses. Casey, Klobuchar and Blumenthal reintroduced the STURDY Act in February 2021. It was first introduced by Casey in June 2016.

“Due to inadequate safety standards and testing for furniture spills, families across the country have experienced the unimaginable tragedy of losing a child in a furniture accident. I am proud to see that the STURDY Act has passed the Senate and is poised to deliver much-needed reforms to make homes safer for children,” Casey said.

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