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Secure it


An awareness film bringing attention to the risk of chest of drawer tip over, and showing the required wall attachment.

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.

An illustration of a drawer attached to the wall and no climbing on the drawer

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

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

Figure 1


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)

Illustration on a screw and a wall plug inserted in a wall without wood stud

Figure 2


Drywall without available wood stud


Plug with screw. For example, an 8 mm plug provided with IKEA FIXA plug and screw set (Figure 2)

Illustration on a srew and a plug inserted in a solid masonry wall and a toggle bolt inserted in a hollow masonry wall

Figure 3A / 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

Two playing kids on a rug
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.

View our child safety and home safety products