IKEA Furniture Wall Anchoring Kit Recall [US]


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US/Washington: MALM Furniture Wall Anchoring Kit Recall [US]IKEA offers Free Wall Anchoring Repair Kits for certain MALM Chests and Dressers due to tip-over, injury and death hazards. CPSC: http://ht.ly/Q9dNl

Direct link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Newsroom/News-Releases/2015/IKEA-Offers-Free-Wall-Anchoring-Repair-Kit-for-Chests-and-Dressers/

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports IKEA North America has announced a repair program that includes Free Wall Anchoring Kits for its MALM 3- and 4-Drawer Chests and two styles of MALM 6-Drawer Chests as well as other Chests and Dressers.

The Chests and Dressers can pose a tip-over hazard if not securely anchored to the wall.

Please consult the photograph above for details of the product’s design and retail presentation. Additional designs of the recalled products are pictured on the Web site above.

According to the CPSC, IKEA has received reports of two (2) children who died after MALM Chests tipped over and fell on them. Consumers, therefore, should immediately stop using all IKEA Children’s Chests and Dressers taller than 23-1/2 inches and adult Chests and Dressers taller than 29-1/2 inches unless they are securely anchored to the wall. The Free Wall Anchoring Kit should be used to secure MALM and other IKEA Chests and Dressers to the wall.

About 7 million MALM Chests and 20 million other IKEA Chests and Dressers are part of the nationwide repair program.

Background:
The CPSC and IKEA received a report that in February 2014, a two-year-old boy from West Chester, PA died after a MALM 6-drawer Chest (48-3/8 inches high) tipped over and fatally pinned him against his bed. CPSC and IKEA also received a report that in June 2014, a 23-month old child from Snohomish, WA died after he became trapped beneath a 3-Drawer (30-3/4 inches high) MALM Chest that tipped over. Neither Chest had been secured to the wall.

IKEA and CPSC have also received 14 reports of tip-over incidents involving MALM Chests, resulting in four (4) injuries. Since 1989, IKEA is aware of three (3) additional reports of deaths from tip-overs involving other models of IKEA Chests and Dressers.

Resolution:
IKEA is offering US consumers a Wall Anchoring Repair Kit free of charge for use with the MALM Chests, IKEA Children’s Chests and Dressers taller than 23-1/2 inches, and IKEA adult Chests and Dressers taller than 29-1/2 inches. The kit contains replacement tip-over restraints for use by any consumer who has not secured their IKEA Chest or Dresser to the wall. The Kit also includes complete wall anchoring hardware, instructions and warning labels to be affixed to the furniture.

CPSC and IKEA are urging consumers 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 receive a free wall anchoring kit, visit an IKEA retail store, go to http://www.IKEA-USA.com/saferhomestogether or call 1-888-966-4532.

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Additional information about this recall:
CPSC recall number: 15-190
Recalls Direct RIN: 5619-2015
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