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.
Most injuries happen at home, but with a bit of knowledge many can be prevented.
The new IKEA Safer Home mobile app helps you to stay one step ahead of your little explorer. Create child safety checklists based on your child’s age. Browse through different rooms and find easy home safety tips you can do right away.
5 quick safety tips
Are all bookcases, wardrobes, chest of drawers and other storage furniture secured to the wall? This is extremely important, even if you think your furniture won’t tip. Be sure to secure it to the wall. For more information on securing furniture and wall anchoring, view our Secure It information page and wall anchoring guide.
For baby safety, check to make sure your baby crib and baby high chairs are safe and functioning properly. Check all toys for possible choking hazards, especially the eyes on soft toys. And for baby care, be sure to use a safe baby bath and changing table.
Is there a first aid kit in the home and does everyone know where it is? Also check to make sure you have functioning fire extinguishers and a fire blanket.
Is your home fitted with smoke alarms? If yes, are the batteries charged?
Lock it up! To make sure little curious hands don’t get ahold of anything dangerous, use child safety locks on kitchen doors and drawers and child safety window locks to prevent falls.
How we work
When it comes to safety testing, no product is exempt
When we develop products for children, we first try to see things the way children do. We know their world revolves around play, movement, imagination, relaxation, sleeping, eating and wellbeing. Bumps and bruises are part of growing up, but serious injuries are unacceptable.
When testing our products, we consider both intended and unintended use, to identify and minimize potential safety risks. Each product goes through a long process of testing and is not launched until we are sure that it is safe. And even after our products are launched, we continue to evaluate and test them on a regular basis, and if needed we make improvements.
For more information about product testing and safety, please visit our Product Safety page.
Did you know?
About every 30 minutes, tipped furniture or a falling TV sends an injured child to the emergency room
“Be one step ahead of your child’s development”
Herdís Storgaard, Founder of the Safety House, Iceland
“The goal is to make great and safe products for our customers.”
Marie Wendel-Svensson, Laws and Standards Specialist, IKEA
Download the new IKEA Safer Home mobile app and stay one step ahead of your little explorer.