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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 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.

    Two illustrations, the first shows a drawer secured to the wall and the other the risk of tipping if the drawer is climbed on.

      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 of a screw drilled through a wooden beam.

        Figure 1

        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)

        Illustration of a wall stud using plug with screw.

          Figure 2

          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)

          Two illustrations of screws in masonry walls, the first with a screw and bolt, the second a screw with a toggle bolt.

            Figure 3A and Figure 3B

            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)



            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.

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