Secure it! Working together to create a safe home

Secure it!

Secure it! Working together to create a safe home

Accidents related to furniture tipping over are a safety issue that needs to be taken seriously. That’s why IKEA strongly recommends that its customers fix chests of drawers and wardrobes to the wall. Securing furniture to the wall is the best way to prevent accidents. You are only safe from items of furniture tipping over if they are properly fixed to the wall.

Safety in the home is IKEA’s top priority. That’s why IKEA has been promoting the global awareness campaign 'Secure It!' over the past few years. Tilt-protection restraints have also been delivered along with items for some years and fixing them to the wall is an integral part of assembly instructions.

If you no longer have the tilt-protection restraint that was originally sent with your furniture, please call the freephone number 0848 801 100* to get one for free, or click here to complete an online request form. Remember to state the code 326235 in your request.

Please also contact IKEA if you have any questions about assembly or are not able to secure your chest of drawers as per the assembly instructions.

* Max. CHF 0.08/minute for landlines; mobile rates will be higher

How to prevent tilting accidents

  • Secure it! Use the tilt-protection restraint provided with the product and the right hardware for your wall type.
  • Never put a television or heavy objects on top of a chest of drawers or on furniture that is not intended to be used in such a way.
  • Always put heavy objects in the bottom drawer.
  • Never let children climb or hang on drawers, doors or shelves.

Wall anchoring guide

Figure 1

Wall material
Drywall or plaster with wood strut

Anchoring device
Insert screw directly into strut
For example, a 5 mm wood screw from the IKEA FIXA plug and screw set (Fig. 1)

Figure 2

Wall material
Drywall without wood strut

Anchoring device
Plug with screw.
For example, an 8 mm plug from the IKEA FIXA plug and screw set (Fig. 2)

Figure 3A & 3B

Wall material

Anchoring device
Solid Wall: Plug with screw.
For example, an 8 mm plug from the IKEA FIXA plug and screw set (Fig. 3A)
Hollow wall: toggle-style plug (Fig. 3B)

Together we can prevent accidents from happening.

Sure, accidents happen, especially when you have kids. But being prepared can prevent many or stop them becoming more serious. Our home safety and child safety products are simple to install and use, and span every area of the home.

Affordable products are at the heart of everything we do. That doesn’t mean that we compromise on quality or safety. IKEA products must be safe, from both a health and environmental perspective.