MALM Chest of 3 drawers, white, 80x78 cm
MALM Chest of 3 drawers, white, 80x78 cm
MALM Chest of 3 drawers, white, 80x78 cm
MALM Chest of 3 drawers, white, 80x78 cm
MALM Chest of 3 drawers, white, 80x78 cm
MALM Chest of 3 drawers, white, 80x78 cm

A clean expression that fits right in, in the bedroom or wherever you place it. Smooth-running drawers and in a choice of finishes – pick your favourite. Psst! Please attach to the wall.

Article Number903.546.43

Product details

Of course your home should be a safe place for the entire family. That’s why a safety fitting is included so that you can attach the chest of drawers to the wall.Smooth running drawers with pull-out stop.If you want to organise inside you can complement with SKUBB box, set of 6.WARNING! TIPPING HAZARD – Unanchored furniture can tip over. This furniture shall be anchored to the wall with the enclosed safety fitting to prevent it from tipping over.Different wall materials require different types of fixing devices. Use fixing devices suitable for the walls in your home.The drawer holds about 15 pairs of folded trousers or 30 T-shirts.Designer

IKEA of Sweden

  • Top panel/ Side panel/ Drawer front/ Plinth front/ Front rail:Particleboard, Acrylic paint
    Drawer bottom:Fibreboard, Printed acrylic paint
    Support rail, back/ Bottom panel:Particleboard
    Back:Fibreboard
    Wipe clean with a cloth dampened in a mild cleaner.Wipe dry with a clean cloth.
  • By using sawmill leftovers and scrap wood in the particle board in this product, we make use of whole trees and not only the trunks. That way, we take better care of resources.
  • This product comes as 2 packages.
    MALMChest of 3 drawersArticle no:903.546.43This product has multiple packages.
    Width: 49 cmHeight: 13 cmLength: 85 cmWeight: 29.25 kgPackage(s): 1
    Width: 46 cmHeight: 10 cmLength: 84 cmWeight: 18.60 kgPackage(s): 1

Product size

Width: 
80 cm
Depth: 
48 cm
Height: 
78 cm
Depth of drawer (inside): 
43 cm

Reviews

4.7(252)
Sleek and clean finishAdhityaFit in beautifully in our walk-in robe. We got 2 as our new house didn’t have any drawers. The white matched perfectly, it’s more studier than the previous years and very easy to put together just like all IKEA products. Our older version also got resold back to IKEA for a decent price. So it lasts if take care and quite easy to be moved around.5
Sturdy and looks goodCarylSturdy and looks good5
Can’t beat a Malm chestLauraGreat product. Purchased 2 more to go with the 4 we already own. The build quality has been further improved in the last couple of years, making the piece even stronger than the old ones which we’ve had no issues with. Excellent value for money, very sturdy, high quality and easy to assemble.5
Perfect match with my bedroom.Wai L.Perfect match with my bedroom. The colour doesn’t fade, material is perfect.4
It just works!PeterGood drawer runner action Easy to assemble Fits into the decor It just works!4
Great DrawersPaulEasy to assemble and effective storage at a reasonable cost5
Sturdy and looks greatElizabethSturdy and looks great5
Draws are bigger and deeperErinDraws are bigger and deeper than they look from the outside. Can fit so much in. Draws move very smoothly in and out. Good quality5
Malm 3 drawersIsabelTidy look, easy slide drawers, fits lots of jumpers.5
Great productDarrylGreat product4
Value you can count onVISHAAL A.Talk about value for money. Here it is right here. Superb quality build and easy enough to install. Just make sure you have an electric screw driver. My wife is super happy! Thanks Ikea - we will be back next week!5
Great sizeSusanThese drawers were just what we needed. As with most Ikea products they were easy to construct. We were after a bedside that was wider and these are perfect.5
MalmDebbieBought this as a side cupboard for the bed room. Awesome storage space and .5
Very very good thanksManuelaVery very good thanks5
We love this chest ofJamesWe love this chest of drawers. It's better quality than we expected & we love the colour of the woodgrain.5
Good one.parvinderGood one.5
Loved its colour and designDeepakLoved its colour and design5
Great value drawersTraceyGreat value drawers5
Great set of drawersBelindaI’ve had a set of these for about 8 years and I just bought another set. The ones I have had for 8 years have been great. I have moved house with them 3 times and they are still as solid as the day I built them. They also barely have any marks on them. Great build quality. The drawers are also still very smooth. I hope the new set I just bought last just as long. They have changed the design a tiny bit when compared to the old ones but they look the same overall and the quality looks to be the same. I highly recommend the malm drawers if you want a cheap set of drawers that will last you years. They are also quite easy to assemble.5
ExcellentDebbieExcellent5
MALM Chest of 3 drawers, white, 80x78 cm

Secure your home from tipping furniture

When your child begins to crawl and climb, the whole home turns into an exciting adventure land. But, since the toddler doesn’t have any risk awareness, the home environment can hold some hazards, for example furniture that can tip over. Sometimes it can be difficult to see the risks at home where everything is familiar. Here we unravel some common myths and misconceptions that explain why not all chests of drawers have been secured to the wall.

Low furniture can tip too

One might think that only high, narrow furniture can tip over – not a low, deep chest of drawers filled with heavy things. But, if several drawers are open, the centre of gravity shifts and the chest of drawers tips over. Unfortunately, both children and adults can be seriously injured, even fatally, if they end up under the weight of a falling chest of drawers. Accidents can also happen because heavy objects on top of a piece of furniture fall down, for example, a TV. The heavier things, the more serious consequences. Experience shows that it’s absolutely safest to secure all furniture that risk tipping over to a wall.

Remember the laws of physics?

When we develop our furniture, we do everything we can to make them as stable and safe as possible. It affects the choice of materials and the furniture’s construction. But, we haven’t yet figured out how to outsmart the laws of nature. Like the fact that a pulled out drawer works like a lever. Perhaps you remember the principle of leverage from the physics lessons in school? If not, it can be described like this; even a small weight can shift the centre of gravity considerably if the weight is applied to a pulled out drawer (or an open door). It means that a small child that stands, sits or climbs on an open drawer can cause a large chest of drawers to tip over if it’s not secured – despite the child’s low weight.

Children and tipping chests of drawers

Children are curious and creative. That’s how they learn new things and discover the world around them. But, it also contributes to children 1-7 years old being more accident-prone. And the smallest ones, 1-4 years old, are most at risk of serious injuries. That’s why a chest of drawers – no matter model or size – can be a hazard if it isn’t secured to the wall. There are examples from all over the world where children have pulled out one or several drawers and climbed on them like a ladder, hung on, heaved up on, or climbed into them. But, by always securing your chest of drawers to the wall you can prevent and minimize the risks for children who explore the world.

Adults and tipping chests of drawers

It isn’t just children who accidentally tip over chests of drawers and risk injuries. Even as adults we sometimes open several drawers at the same time, especially if we’re in a hurry. Another mistake we sometimes make is to put too many or too heavy things in the front of the drawers. In all these cases the centre of gravity shifts outside the base of the furniture and they tip over. An uneven floor, a carpet edge or a thick wall-to-wall carpet can also cause instability and tipping accidents.

Common myths and misconceptions

Sometimes it can be hard to discover the potential hazards in your own home where everything is familiar. Here we unravel some common myths and misconceptions that explain why not all chests of drawers have been secured to the wall.

My chest of drawers is heavy, there’s no risk that it will tip over

No matter how logical this might feel, it’s actually wrong. All furniture can tip over. They become unstable if they have open drawers or doors that work as a lever and move the centre of gravity. The force that’s generated when furniture tip over can be strong and cause very serious accidents – especially if they’re heavy-loaded.

My chest of drawers is low, there’s no risk that it will tip over

Low furniture can tip too and risk injuring someone. If several drawers are opened at the same time, the centre of gravity moves. And when too much weight is distributed from the centre of a chest of drawers, it tips over. A child that climbs on it, affects the centre of gravity the same way. That’s why you should always follow the assembly instructions that show how to secure your furniture to the wall.

The chest of drawers is in a room where the children never play

As a parent, it’s hard to keep an eye on your children at all times. Unfortunately, many accidents happen when you lack foresight. Luckily you have good possibilities to minimize the risks if you secure chests of drawers and other furniture to the wall – even in rooms where the children don’t spend much time.

I have latched all drawers and doors

That’s all well. But, latching drawers and doors can’t replace securing the furniture and doesn’t eliminate all risks. A child learning to walk usually likes to heave up against a chest of drawers by pulling a handle, and can thereby make it tip over.

My children are older, they know not to climb the furniture

When children play, they sometimes forget what you have told them. Just because they are older doesn’t mean it’s all safe. In addition, many adults, especially elderly, hurt themselves badly, sometimes fatally, in accidents with furniture that tip over.

I rent my home and can’t drill holes in the wall

Most landlords in most parts of the world think it’s OK if you secure your furniture to create a safe home for your children. But, it’s good to talk to your landlord and perhaps explain what risks there are. Feel free to spread some of the knowledge we are sharing here.

The accident risk seems small, do I have to care?

More people than one might think are injured every year in accidents with tipping furniture. Between 2006 and 2016 approximately 47,000 children under the age of 18 had to seek medical care in the US because of accidents with tipping chests of drawers (source: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Nov 2017). Holes in the wall are actually quite simple to fix – there’s no reason to risk the family’s safety.

Secure your chest of drawers, simple and safe

When you buy a chest of drawers from IKEA you should always follow the assembly instructions and secure it with the accompanied fittings. They’re easy to mount, and screws and plugs are included. Just fill the holes with putty when you want to move your chest of drawers, or are moving to another home.

My chest of drawers is heavy, there’s no risk that it will tip over

All furniture can tip over, especially if the drawers are opened and the centre of gravity shifts.

My chest of drawers is low, there’s no risk that it will tip over

Low furniture can tip over too, so always follow the assembly instructions.

The chest of drawers is in a room where the children never play

It’s hard to keep an eye on your children at all times. Many accidents happen when you lack foresight.

I have latched all drawers and doors

That’s all well. But, it doesn’t replace securing the furniture to the wall.

My children are older, they know not to climb the furniture

But, they easily forget. It isn’t all safe just because they are older.

My chest of drawers is stable and from a well-known furniture company

Even the seemingly most stable piece of furniture can tip over.

The risk of accidents seem small, do I have to care?

People are injured in these kinds of accidents every year. There’s no reason to risk the family’s safety.

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