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Turd Fergusen

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The parents of a 2-year old girl who died after suffocating between the drawers of a toppled dresser have filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against Walmart.

Destiny Russell says she found daughter Lorelei Lyons “pinned between the drawers of the subject dresser” when she went to check on her sleeping child in August 15, 2017, according to the new suit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court.

Russel and her husband, Albert Lyons, were gifted the South Shore brand Libra 3-drawer dresser two years prior, which was bought at Walmart.com, the court papers say.

The family claims Walmart knew that the piece of furniture was top-heavy and had a tendency to topple over.
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https://nypost.com/2019/08/14/family-sues-walmart-after-dresser-falls-and-suffocates-toddler/
 

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cubby

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All dressers are top heavy,they all will fall over under the right circumstances, like a child climbing on it. I believe most all instructions will tell you that you need to anchor it to the wall especially if it will be going into a child's room. Also why did it take someone so long to check on a 2 year after the loud noise that had to have occurred when the dresser fell?

Wal-Mart didn't make it, Wal-Mart didn't put it together, and Wal-Mart didn't install it. These folks are reaching on this law suit.
 

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Satanica

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I'll be surprised if the case isn't thrown out. Anything can topple over and, if you don't want that to happen due to your kids or whatever, then anchor it! It's not like Walmart is going to come over and do that for you.

Nonetheless, these were recalled after this child's death.

 

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As a technical writer who's entire career is built upon writing instructions on how to build and SAFELY INSTALL products, in particular heavy furniture, NOTHING frosts my cookies more than people who can't be bothered to actually read them. This is not the fault of Walmart or the furniture maker. This is lazy parenting. And again, why did it take so long to check on the little? And why was she left on her own for so long before the accident?
 

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