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IKEA

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Petitioning IKEA

Make the IKEA shopping experience accessible for people with disabilities

I am a person with a physical disability who uses a cane to get around in public. When I am shopping, I typically use one of the complimentary electric carts available to customers at most stores. The only store where I shop that does not provide customers with an independent means to shop their store is IKEA. IKEA stores are huge. These sprawling stores easily take up the length of a football field. For the considerable size of IKEA, having a few electric powered carts with baskets on them would not only make it easier for customers like me to get around, they would also increase their business by giving people with disabilities a way to comfortably shop. IKEA does provide manual wheelchairs, but they are hardly an accommodation. The manual wheelchairs have no shopping basket or cart attached. So I either have to push myself and only be able to carry a couple items on my lap, or be forced to walk the store and end up bedridden and in pain the next day. Shopping might be a chore, but shopping at IKEA shouldn’t be a chore for people with disabilities. Please join me in asking IKEA to provide customers with electric carts and an independent means of visiting their stores. It’s a win-win for IKEA and its customers!

Deanna Kepler
5,720 supporters
Petitioning IKEA

Make IKEA provide double trolleys

IKEA UK has so many great facilities for children HOWEVER IKEA does not provide double trolleys. As a mum of twins, this means I cannot shop in IKEA by myself as I'd have nowhere to put one of the babies. It's hard enough getting out with twins but it doesn't need to be made harder. I've challenged IKEA and received the response that double trolleys are not provided, "for safety reasons." My local supermarkets all provide double trolleys and have lifts/travelators - does this mean our supermarkets are putting us at risk? IKEA doesn't care to resolve this - can we make them listen? This issue affects all families with two small children of a similar/same age.

rosalind ireland
322 supporters
Petitioning We the People, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Avegalio Aigamaua, Atalina Asifoa, Angel Arce, Anthony D'Amelio, Ako Abdul-Samad, Andy Anders, Alma Allen, Alfred Adinolfi, Alex A...

Close Cincinnati Zoo

After the recent incident in the Cincinnati zoo, it is clear they do not have the capabilities in running a safe functional zoo. Simple goal here. Close the zoo for good.

We the World
271 supporters
Petitioning IKEA

Have Ikea build a store in Defreestville, NY

Everyone I know LOVES Ikea yet the closest store in 2.5 hours away! There is a new plaza now signing leases, that was highly disputed by the residential neighbors in the past, at the very busy intersection of Rt 4 and Rt 43 in Defreestville, NY. I really feel that being that everyone loves Ikea it would allay any fears and tensions as well as bringing a beloved store to us all. This area is perfect for Ikea and I believe they would agree if only though knew we existed. the following link is from the local newspaper giving more details on this site.  Please sign my petition! 

Citizens For Ikea
68 supporters
Petitioning Children's retailers, Mothercare, IKEA, Toysrus

Boycott Cot Bumpers

Cot Bumpers. Those cute and pretty blankets you hang up round the side of your baby's cot to stop them banging their head. Did you know they can kill your baby? The UK National Health Service, National Childbirth Trust (NCT), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the Lullaby Trust all advise against the use of cot/crib bumpers. The NCT, for example, advises "The safety of cot bumpers is questionable because of the risk of suffocation and/or strangulation. They can also be used to climb on when your baby becomes more mobile so they're not recommended."  The AAP adds " there is no evidence that bumpers protect against injury, but they do carry a potential risk of suffocation, strangulation or entrapment because infants lack the motor skills or strength to turn their heads should they roll into something that obstructs their breathing." A study by Washington University School of Medicine, published today (24 November 2015) in the Journal of Pediatrics found that 48 infant deaths from 1985-2012 were specifically attributed to cot bumpers. An additional 146 infants were involved in cot bumper incidents in which the babies nearly suffocated, choked or were strangled. So, you may ask, why can I still buy cot bumpers in the shops? Well, in the UK at least the cogs of government turn slooooowly. The UK government released a statement "Although there has been a British Standard covering cot bumpers since 1977 (BS 1877-10:2011), some time ago there was recognition that a European wide safety standard was needed to address such products sold throughout the EU. The resulting draft European Standard (EN 16780:2014) aims to identify the hazards and requirements necessary to minimise risks for cot bumpers. This Standard is currently under review by the British Standards Institute (BSI) and open to public comments." That was way back in 2014. What's happened since? Not a lot.. How long does it take to listen to the NHS, NCT, AAP Lullaby Trust and the rest? Cot bumpers kill, they need to be taken off the shelves of retailers NOW! So what can we do about it? Well you can sign this petition to show retailers that we know they are selling a dangerous product. Essentially risking babies' lives for the profit motive. We can share this petition with our friends and relatives and ask them to boycott cot bumpers too. We can contact retailers directly and tell them how angry we are that they continuing to stock cot bumpers. Please sign this petition. We can't wait for the government to take action, this is too important and far too urgent. Tell your friends, tell your family, tell the retailers!  

Louise Graham
59 supporters
Petitioning Bring It To Tulsa

Bring IKEA to Tulsa,OK!

Love IKEA? Who doesn't! Let's get IKEA to Tulsa and stop sending our hard earned money and tax revenue to Texas! I know of some perfect spots in town that would fit IKEA well, specifically 71st St, near Tulsa Hills- just for one idea. Let's sign this petition, share this petition, and let's let IKEA know Tulsa wants them!

Logan Bellew
55 supporters
Support LGBT people in Russia

At IKEA, we believe in people In the latest issue of our customer magazine IKEA FAMILY LIVE we ran a feature about two women, Kirsty and Clara, living in England with their child. The article appeared in 24 countries but not in Russia where a law prevents us from publishing it. It is a law that has been widely criticized but one that we have to comply with. However, we wanted to take the opportunity to speak about what the IKEA values mean and what we stand for. This is why the current online version of the magazine in 25 countries, including Russia, contains this letter from IKEA Group: "At IKEA, we believe in people. We are guided by our vision – to help create a better everyday life for the many people. We also believe you can be yourself as an IKEA co-worker, an IKEA customer or in your home. We do our best to stand for equal opportunities and support the human rights of all people. And every co-worker can expect fair treatment and equal opportunities whatever their ethnicity, religion, gender, physical ability, sexual orientation or age. This guides us and inspires us when we work together with our colleagues and the people in our value chain. After all, it’s our differences that make us great! Petra Hesser, Human Resources, & Steve Howard, Sustainability, IKEA Group" As an employer, we work purposefully and in a structured way to promote equal rights and equal opportunities. It is part of our code of conduct for everyone working for the IKEA Group and it is also a part of our diversity and inclusion approach. We want the way we communicate our offer in different commercial channels to mirror the world around us and we believe that publishing an article featuring a lesbian couple in 24 countries is a good example of that. In some of these countries the subject is still considered to be controversial. In the long term, we believe that we can have a positive influence on societies in the countries where we operate by constantly working based on our values. Best regards, Greg Priest, Policy & Compliance Manager, IKEA Group

3 years ago