PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A Utah toddler is being called a hero after saving his twin brother.
Two-year-olds Brodie and Brock were playing in their room last week and climbing on a dresser.
The Ikea dresser suddenly fell, which trapped Brock underneath.
After about two minutes, Brodie jumped into action and managed to push the dresser off his brother.
Neither of the boys were hurt.
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Their parents posted the video to encourage others to make sure heavy furniture is bolted to the walls.
“It’s just not the first thing you think about to do with a dresser,” Kayli Shoff said. “It’s something you keep putting off and putting off and it never gets done.”
Just last year, Ikea recalled 29 million dressers and chests after three kids were killed in tip-over incidents since 2014.
According to CBS News, Ikea has since settled three wrongful death claims out of court for $50 million.
After seeing the video Sen. Bob Casey issued the following statement:
“Horrifying incidents, like the one appearing in this video, show why we need strong, enforceable stability standards for furniture that can harm children. Unstable dressers and storage units continue to present a danger to our nation’s kids. It’s a miracle that a life wasn’t lost in this incident, and the next child may not be so fortunate. This should be a wakeup call for every member of Congress that our children need safety standards right away. I intend to reintroduce the STURDY Act in the 115th Congress and hope for bipartisan support to get this commonsense legislation passed.”
Sen. Casey and two other senators first introduced the STURDY Act last June.