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 call us on 900 400 922 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.
An illustration of a drawer attached to the wall and no climbing on the drawer

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.

Illustration on a screw inserted in a wood stud

WALL MATERIAL

Lath and plaster or drywall

ANCHORING MECHANISM

The screw goes straight into the wood. For example, a 5-mm screw from the IKEA FIXA screw and plug set for wood.

Illustration on a screw inserted in a plasteboard

WALL MATERIAL

Drywall (no laths)

ANCHORING MECHANISM

Screw and plug. For example, an 8-mm plug from the IKEA FIXA screw and plug set.

WALL MATERIAL

Masonry

ANCHORING MECHANISM

Solid wall: Screw and plug. For example, an 8-mm plug from the IKEA FIXA screw and plug set.

Hollow Wall: Butterfly Anchor

Rollover Tools

We can all use a little less to worry about

A table corner with a corner bumper

Accidents can happen, especially when you have kids. But being prepared can stop the most serious accidents from happening.

Our home safety and child safety products are simple to install and use, and span every area of the home.

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