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Recall in north america of chests of drawers that do not meet the astm standard

Recall in north america of chests of drawers that do not meet the astm standard

Accidents related to furniture tip-over are a serious home safety issue for the entire home furnishing industry.
We believe that chests of drawers are safest when attached to the wall. To reinforce this safety action, we launched a global awareness campaign called “Secure it” It is important to note that IKEA chests of drawers meet all mandatory stability requirements in all markets, including the UK & Ireland.

IKEA is a global company, and understands and accepts that legislation and standards may differ across all markets. For example, in North America, IKEA agreed to perform a local recall of chests of drawers that do not meet a local voluntary standard (ASTM). In some countries in the Middle East and Asia, there were suggestions from authorities that IKEA be more proactive in increasing awareness of tip-over hazards. These actions included extra labelling and in-store communications. While the authorities in some of the IKEA markets may refer to this as a recall, the actions are more in line with the “Secure it!” campaign. 

IKEA chests of drawers are safe when anchored to the wall. We believe that the best way to prevent tip over accidents is to secure furniture to the wall. IKEA has provided restraints with our chests of drawers for decades, and wall attachment is an integral part of the assembly instructions. 

IKEA is committed to creating a safer life at home. When it comes to tip-over risks, we truly believe we can make a difference and create a culture where wall anchoring is as natural as putting on your seat belt. 

Product safety is a top priority at IKEA. If you have misplaced your original tip-over restraint, you can order a supplementary restraint kit free of charge from our webiste, by contacting IKEA on 0203 6450010 (UK) or 01 5413302 (ROI), or by visiting any IKEA store. If you are unable to anchor your chest of drawers according to the assembly instructions provided, or should you be unhappy with your IKEA furniture you can return your product to your local IKEA store in line with our generous returns policy.

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