Secure it! - Creating safer homes together
We all want our homes to be a safe place. When we work together, we can reduce the risk of accidents.
We all want our homes to be a safe place. But in our homes, accidents can put children at risk. By working together, we can help prevent these accidents and make the home a safer place.
The best way to help prevent furniture tip over accidents is to secure furniture to the wall. IKEA urges customers to inspect their IKEA chests of drawers and dressers to ensure that they are securely anchored to the wall using the restraints provided in the packaging.
Should you need a replacement restraint kit to secure the IKEA furniture in your home, you can pick one up at your local store or contact us to order one free of charge.
Prevent furniture tip-over accidents
- 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.
Secure it! wall anchoring guide
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.
Drywall or plaster with available wood stud
Screw inserted directly into stud. For example, a 5 mm wood screw provided with IKEA FIXA plug and screw set (Figure 1)
Drywall without available wood stud
Plug with screw. For example, an 8 mm plug provided with IKEA FIXA plug and screw set (Figure 2)
Figure 3A and Figure 3B
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)
We can all use a little less to worry about
Accidents can happen, especially when you have kids. But being prepared can stop the most serious accidents from happening.
Our Child safety and Home safety products are simple to install and use, and span every area of the home.