I suspect this is a result of numerous lawsuits over children being injured or killed by misadventures with furniture. Chests of drawers have been in general use since the late 17th century - almost 350 years.
But there have been several lawsuits over chests of drawers style heavy furniture falling over on todlers, killing or injuring them, and the manufacturers were found guilty of creating an unsafe product - one that had been in general use for over three centuries, a fact that did not offer the manufacturer any safe harbor. A jury sees grieving parents or an injured child and rules against the manufacturer - but the jury members themselves all own similar items,
Any injuries to children are always heart breaking, but..... almost all of us learned to ride a bike as a child too.
Perhaps the Ikea dresser was entirely unique, Eight injured children would suggest it was; but dresser drawer units have been in use for centuries.
Some firearms manufacturers put engraved warnings on their firearm barrel, for the above reason, that firearms, like chests of drawers, cannot be made totally safe - that safety is the ultimate responsibility of the user. Never, EVER, point a firearm at something you do not intend to shoot. Many, or even most, firearms accidents occur with "unloaded, or uncocked" firearms pointed improperly. The firearm gets blamed, but spontaneous discharge of a truly unloaded, uncocked firearm is rarer than hens teeth.
I think about this carefully every time I pick up my chainsaw to use. Or my axe. I am sure my chainsaw instruction manual has extensive lists of warnings - but I see none on the case of my electric chainsaw itself. Like - using a chainsaw from an unstable ladder is not a good idea. I know this to be true, from experience and observation. I watched my neighbor as he trimmed his tree hanging off the edge on an unsupported ladder, with some significant apprehension. Fortunately he did not experience any adverse consequences, .......this time.
It seems your furniture manufacturer has taken a responsible position of informing the user about some potential dangers, and the responsibility of the users for ultimate safety. Ikea's lack of a warning label potentially cost them 50 million dollars.
I did not allow my children access to my chainsaw or my axe until they were old enough to seriously consider their risks with misuse...... My oldest son has now taken up woodworking - with table saws, and lathes - but then woodworking was a favorite past time of mine when I was younger as well.
I worried, as most parents do, when my children were learning to drive. We can only try to teach them the skills they need to succeed and survive. And then set them free.
A world without risk would be unacceptable to many people, especially younger, active people
The legal profession has decided the public does need instruction on how to safely use an end table. Yes, it has!