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Print a copy of Secure it! our brochure with helpful tips
We all want our homes to be a safe place. When we work together, we can reduce the risk of accidents.
Every two weeks a child dies in the U.S. from furniture, appliances or TVs tipping over, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. By working together, we can help prevent these tragedies and make the home a safer place.
Please click here for an important safety notice: tip-over hazard info!
Thank you to all who participated in our Safer Homes Together survey and congratulations to Marissa P. from Cambridge, MA for winning the IKEA gift card sweepstakes.
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● Secure it! Furniture must be securely attached to the wall. Use the tip-over restraint provided with the product and the right hardware for your wall type. Consult our wall anchoring guide for help.

● Never put a TV or other heavy objects on top of a chest of drawers or any furniture not intended for use with a TV.

● Place heavy objects in the lowest drawers.

● Never let children climb or hang on drawers, doors or shelves.
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Furniture must be securely attached to the wall. The hardware used to secure your furniture to the wall depends on your wall material. If your wall material is not listed or if you have any questions, consult with a local hardware retailer.
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WALL MATERIAL
Drywall or plaster with available wood stud

ANCHORING DEVICE
Screw inserted directly into stud. For example, a 5 mm wood screw provided with IKEA FIXA plug and screw set (Figure 1)
WALL MATERIAL
Drywall without available wood stud

ANCHORING DEVICE
Plug with screw. For example, an 8 mm plug provided with IKEA FIXA plug and screw set (Figure 2)
WALL MATERIAL
Masonry

ANCHORING DEVICE
Solid Wall: Plug with screw. For example, an 8 mm plug provided with IKEA FIXA plug and screw set (Figure 3A)

Hollow Wall: Toggle-style (Figure 3B)
All IKEA children’s chests and dressers taller than 23 ½ inches and adult chests and dressers taller than 29½ inches must be attached to the wall, per the assembly instructions. IKEA will provide a kit with screws and anchors free of charge at the register when a chest of drawers is purchased.
If you have previously purchased a chest of drawers unit, a free hardware kit is available in Customer Service Returns. You may also contact us by phone to get a free hardware kit or register to receive one in the mail:
KIT R1 - Assembly instructionsKIT R2 - Assembly instructionsKIT C2 - Assembly instructionsKIT C1 - Assembly instructions
KIT R1
KIT R2
KIT C2
KIT C1
Free tip-over restraint hardware kits and anchor screws for chest of drawers
Tip-over restraint assembly instructions for chest of drawers
www.IKEA-USA.com/secureitkits
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We took the next step in creating safer homes together!
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Accidents can happen, especially when you have children. But being prepared can stop the most serious accidents from happening. To help, IKEA has home safety and child safety products that are simple to install and use, and span every area of the home.
Click here to learn more about window covering safety.
As of October 1, 2015, IKEA US stores only sell window blinds and coverings with no cords or non-accessible cords. This is part of the ongoing IKEA home safety program, Safer Homes Together, which focuses on educating customers about safety at home.