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IKEA, safer homes together, secure it, wall-anchoring kit, chests, dressers


Safety Recall of MALM Chests and Dressers:

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IKEA, safer homes together, secure it, wall-anchoring kit, chests, dressers
IKEA offers free wall-anchoring kit for chests and dressers
Help prevent furniture tip-over accidents
Every two weeks, a child dies in the U.S. from furniture, appliances, or TVs tipping over, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. By working together, we can help prevent these tragedies and make the home a safer place.
We urge customers to ensure their IKEA chests and dressers are securely anchored to the wall.
IKEA, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a free wall-anchoring kit program for the MALM 3, 4 and 6 drawer chests and dressers, all IKEA children’s chests and dressers taller than 23-½ inches and all adult chests and dressers taller than 29-½ inches. The affected chests and dressers can tip over if not attached to the wall, using the hardware provided, posing an entrapment hazard. CPSC and IKEA received reports in 2014 of two children who died after MALM chests tipped over and fell on them. Neither chest had been secured to the wall. Since 1989, IKEA is aware of reports of three additional deaths from tip-overs involving other models of IKEA chests and dressers. We urge customers to inspect their IKEA chests and dressers to ensure that they are securely anchored to the wall. Consumers should move unanchored chests and dressers into storage or other areas where they cannot be accessed by children until the chests and dressers are properly anchored to the wall.

To help prevent furniture tip-over accidents, IKEA is offering to customers a wall-anchoring kit free of charge. The kit contains replacement tip-over restraints, complete wall-anchoring hardware for common wall types, instructions, and warning labels to be affixed to the furniture.


Take Action

To receive a free wall-anchoring kit, please visit an IKEA retail store, go to www.IKEA-USA.com/secureitkits and register, or call (888)-966-4532.
To read more about how to create safer homes together: www.IKEAUSA.com/saferhomestogether.
To learn more about tip-over prevention: http://www.anchorit.gov/how-to-anchor-it.
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