Furniture tip-over issues have been at the forefront of the home furnishings industry in 2017. Already, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has reported seven furniture recalls this year related to dressers, chests of drawers and chests being at risk for tipping over.

Womble Bond Dickinson attorneys Michael Sullivan and Christa Burger spoke on furniture tip-over issues, at the American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA) 2017 Regulatory Summit. The Womble attorneys addressed the current litigation landscape, the industry’s voluntary standards and what companies can do to manage risk.

The AHFA Regulatory Summit took place Oct. 25 at the Guilford Technical Community Conference Center, Cameron Campus.

Ann Marie Buerkle, acting chair of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), served as the keynote speaker for the event. Click here to read coverage of the AHFA Regulatory Summit in Furniture Today.

Michael Sullivan is managing partner in Womble Bond Dickinson’s Atlanta office. He is a mass tort and complex commercial litigation attorney with over 30 years of experience representing clients in bet-the-company litigation. His practice today includes acting as trusted advisor to senior level executives on risk management and litigation management issues.

Christa Burger is a young litigator with a broad range of experience defending complex mass tort and business matters, including class actions, contracts, negligence, and products liability claims. Her practice also involves counseling corporate clients on a variety of marketing and regulatory issues, including product labeling, public relations, and responding to inquiries from state and federal agencies.