KidSafe™ Dresser Baseboard

KidSafe 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.  


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

DeWane Ray, Deputy Executive Director,  ph. (301) 504-5907 
Consumer Product Safety Commission
4330 East-West Highway
Bethesda, MD 20814
(800) 638-2772
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.  The baseboard extends less than the open drawers.    


 

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Comments:

  • An amazing invention to keep your kids safe, Nanore Balian, March 9, 2020
  • I fully support your design… it is a failsafe way to keep dressers from tipping., Nancy Cowles, Dir., Kids in Danger, Oct. 11, 2019
  • What a great idea“,  Ashley Zoetemelk, mother of a 2-year old boy, July 10, 2019
  • There’s no question, it will work“,  Rick Rosati, Bureau Veritas, May 8, 2019
  • Clearly, it will work“,  Brett Horn, director, Charlie’s House, March 20, 2019
  • The Concept that you propose is very interesting“,  Len Morrissey, ASTM Int’l., October 4, 2018
  • Very Clever“,  Bob McKay, October 2, 2018
  • That is so impressive!,  Kym Mitchell, 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 Chero, Home Furnishings Business magazine, September 20, 2018
  • I love the project – truly clever design,   Matt Deseno, September 12, 2018
  • What a great invention with the potential to truly save lives!!,  Jane Chero, August 23, 2018
  • I love your project… a must for families with children…,  Emre Telci, August 4, 2018
  • Congratulations Steve! Great idea!,  Edik Vartanian, July 21, 2018
  • Your design is a life-saver,  Valeria Paget, July 20, 2018
  • Very practical solution,  Don Iwerks, July 19, 2018
  • Great Idea“,  Marty Mullin, July 19, 2018
  • Congratulations- that’s a very neat solution,  Andrew Woods, July 19, 2018
  • Having a dresser that won’t tip over and kill a child sounds like a wonderful idea,  Elizabeth Wells, 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™.


 

Patent applied for.  HinesLab is actively seeking licensees to commercialize this product.  Please contact Steve Hines at:

 HinesLab, Inc.

1540 Wabasso Way

Glendale, California  91208

email: Steve@HinesLab.com

ph. 818-507-5812