KidSafe™ Dresser Baseboard

KidSafe™ Freestanding Dresser Baseboard

 

      The KidSafe™ baseboard creates a freestanding version of a conventional dresser without the need for wall attachment.  


 

      The KidSafe™ baseboard prevents tip over by providing support under the center of gravity which moves forward as drawers are opened.  

      The problem:  when drawers are pulled out, the center of gravity moves forward of the front.  This causes a conventional dresser to fall over.       The solution:  The KidSafe™ baseboard extends farther than the shifted center of gravity, and supports the dresser.  

 

      The KidSafe™ baseboard creates a freestanding dresser (chest of drawers) that will not tip from the weight of heavy drawers, even when all are fully extended.  This claim cannot be made about any dresser without the KidSafe™ baseboard.  


     The IKEA™ Malm 6 chest of drawers, falls on its face when all drawers are opened.      The same chest with the KidSafe™ base has been tested with 240 lbs. weight, with no indication of tipping.

 

   Wall-attachment kits are seldom used.  Some people may not have the tools, the time or the skill to install them.  Apartment renters almost never drill holes in the walls, to avoid loosing their security deposit.  Some landlords prohibit holes in the walls.

The KidSafe™ baseboard allows the dresser to be repositioned without leaving holes in the wall

 

 

 


 

                  Unsupported Dresser

             Dresser with KidSafe™ Baseboard

Message to parents

      When kids climb on dressers, they’re just playing.  They do not deserve to be injured for not knowing the physics of an unsupported dresser.  Let your furniture maker and the CPSC know you want freestanding dressers with the KidSafe™ baseboard (especially important in earthquake areas). 

      The tests done by ASTM result only in recommendations that are rarely adopted by furniture makers.  For the sake of children’s safety, contact the CPSC and stress the need for mandatory regulations for the whole industry:  

Ann Marie Berkley, Acting Commissioner,  ph. (800) 638-2772
DeWane Ray, Deputy Executive Director, F2057-17,  ph. (301) 504-5907 
Consumer Product Safety Commission
4330 East-West Highway
Bethesda, MD 20814
www.CPSC.gov

 

The appearance:  It may be surprising to see a baseboard protruding from the front, however “Form follows function” is the principle of good design.  The baseboard is the element that has been missing that solves the tip-over problem.  It looks different but it also looks right because it is right.  It’s the solution that will save kids lives. 

      The KidSafe™ baseboard is not in the way when using the dresser because the baseboard extends less than the open drawers.    


 

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Comments:

  • “What a great idea.”,  Ashley Z., mother of a 2-year old boy, July 10, 2019
  • “There’s no question, it will work.”,  Rick R., Bureau Veritas, May 8, 2019
  • “Clearly, it will work.”,  Brett H., director, Charlie’s House, March 20, 2019
  • “I think this… would make a dresser stable.”,  Nancy C., Kids in Danger, October 29, 2018
  • “The Concept that you propose is very interesting.”,  Len M., ASTM Int’l., October 4, 2018
  • “Very Clever.”,  Bob McK., October 2, 2018
  • “That is so impressive!”,  Kym M., September 25, 2018
  • “Being a mother of two children, I have a soft spot for your invention. I think what you are trying to do is very, very important”,  Jane C., September 20, 2018
  • “I love the project – truly clever design”,   Matt D., September 12, 2018
  • “What a great invention with the potential to truly save lives!!”,  Jane C., August 23, 2018
  • “I love your project… a must for families with children…”,  Emre T., August 4, 2018
  • “Congratulations Steve! Great idea!”,  Edik V., July 21, 2018
  • “Your design is a life-saver”,  Valeria P., July 20, 2018
  • “Very practical solution”,  Don I., July 19, 2018
  • “Great Idea”,  Marty M., July 19, 2018
  • “Congratulations- that’s a very neat solution”,  Andrew W., July 19, 2018
  • “Having a dresser that won’t tip over and kill a child sounds like a wonderful idea”,  Elizabeth W., June 14, 2018

Press Release As advertised in YouTube

 

License Available

      There is no more cost effective way for furniture manufacturers to avoid law suits from furniture tip over than using the KidSafe™ baseboard, for dressers, cribs and bookshelves.  We invite you to contact us to discuss licensing the patent-pending KidSafe™ baseboard.

      The KidSafe™ pre-drilled and self-aligning baseboard can be attached to the bottom in minutes.  First, two blocks are glued and screwed inside the side walls.  Then the baseboard is screwed to the blocks.  The baseboard is easy to remove later if desired.

After-Market Kit

      The KidSafe™ base, model IM346 is available as an after-market kit for the IKEA™ Malm 3, 4 or 6-drawer chest.  

      Please contact us for the current price.  Bases for other dressers to follow based on demand. 

 

HinesLab is not affiliated with IKEA™.


 

HinesLab is actively seeking licensees to commercialize this technology.  Please contact Steve Hines at:

 HinesLab, Inc.

1540 Wabasso Way

Glendale, California  91208

email: Steve@HinesLab.com

ph. 818-507-5812