IKEA Recalls MALM and Other Models of Chests and Dressers Due to Serious Tip-Over Hazard

Consumers Urged to Anchor Chests and Dressers or Return for Refund

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–June 28, 2016.  IKEA is voluntarily recalling all chests and dressers that do not meet the performance requirements of the U.S. voluntary industry standard (ASTM F2057-14).
The recalled chests and dressers are unstable if they are not properly anchored to the wall, posing a tip-over and entrapment hazard that can result in death or injuries to children.
The recall affects children’s chests and dressers taller than 23.5 inches and adult chests and dressers taller than 29.5 inches that do not meet the performance requirements of the U.S. voluntary industry standard. The recalled MALM chests and dressers were manufactured and sold through June 2016 and include the 3-drawer, 4-drawer, 5-drawer and 6-drawer models. Other IKEA chests and dressers in this recall were sold at various times through June 2016.

Participating consumers can receive a full or partial refund or afree wall-anchoring repair kit.

Please immediately stop using any recalled chest or dresser that is not properly anchored to the wall and place in an area not accessible to children.

For a list of chests and dressers affected by this recall, please click here.

Contact IKEA for a choice between two options: a free wall-anchoring repair kit or a full or partial refund.

Free wall-anchoring repair kit
To order a free wall-anchoring repair kit, please click here

Full or partial refund
If you are unable or unwilling to attach your chest or dresser to the wall using the repair kit, or if you are not comfortable that your chest or dresser has been properly attached to the wall, please click here.

For more information about the recall, please click here.

To participate in the recall or for additional information, please call (866) 856-4532 from 9 a.m. to 12 midnight ET.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. At IKEA, safety is the priority.

Source: Ikea.com
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