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Secure it or Return it!

Creating safer homes together

    IKEA gives customers options to ensure confidence in chests of drawers

    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 prevent tip-over accidents is to ensure that free-standing drawers and cabinets are anchored to the wall. We have included tip-over restraints with all furniture that needs to be secured, and wall attachment is an integral part of the assembly instructions.

    Secure it!

    If you own an IKEA chest of drawers that is not secured to a wall, please call or email our Customer Contact Centre, or head down to your nearest store to get an anchoring kit free of charge. Alternatively, we can mail the kit to you. Should you be unsure about how to install the kit, we will arrange for a handyman to help you get this important job done.

    Return it!

    If you are unable to anchor an IKEA chest of drawers or feel uncomfortable with the product, we welcome you to bring it back to IKEA for a refund.

    List of Family Names of Products for Secure it or Return it



      • ALLEBY
      • ANEBODA
      • ANES
      • ASKVOLL
      • ASPELUND
      • BRAKIG
      • BRIMNES
      • BRUSALI
      • BUSUNGE
      • DRAGBY
      • EDLAND
      • ENGAN
      • FJELL
      • HADDAL
      • HEMNES
      • HENSVIK
      • HOPEN
      • HURDAL
      • IKEA
      • PS
      • KOPPANG
      • KULLEN
      • KVIBY
      • LEKSVIK
      • LOMEN
      • MALM
      • MAMMUT
      • MANDAL
      • MIDSUND
      • NORDBY
      • NORDLI
      • NYVOLL
      • OPPLAND
      • ORNES
      • RAKKE
      • RAMBERG
      • ROBIN
      • STRANDA
      • STUVA
      • SVEIO
      • TARVA
      • TOVIK
      • TROGEN
      • TRYSIL
      • TYSSEDAL
      • UNDREDAL
      • VINSTRA
      • VISTHUS

    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

    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.

    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)

    Figure 1

    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)

    Figure 2

    Wall material


    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)

    Figure 3A

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

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