U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar is pushing Congress to pass legislation to protect children from furniture that may tip over.
The Minnesota Democrat said a new Consumer Product Safety Commission report shows that more than 15,000 children are injured each year by furniture, televisions and appliances that tip over.
Klobuchar got Ikea to recall a type of dresser that fell on and killed a 22-month-old Apple Valley, Minn., child. She has shifted attention to getting Congress to pass legislation she co-authored, known as the Sturdy Act, would order federal officials to adopt a stronger, mandatory stability standard for storage units.
"No family should live in fear that their child could be severely injured or even killed by a preventable tip-over of household furniture," Klobuchar said.