IKEA Malm Warning - how to make yours safe, after child's death

21 April 2016

There's been a spate of injuries caused by IKEA's popular Malm range, and there's even been some fatal accidents involving children.

With that, IKEA have issued a warning after a free-standing drawer fell on a baby, which resulted in the child dying earlier this year.

Advice has been issued by the company about the Malm range, following last year's safety warning, saying that customers must use wall-anchoring to ensure the drawers don't topple over.

The latest accident happened in the United States, and now the U.S. Product Safety Commission are looking into the situation. IKEA have been running a free wall-anchoring programme for UK customers (as well as those in North America).

In short, IKEA have stated that you need to mount these dressers to the wall to try and stop accidents from happening.

The company says: "IKEA US has been advised that the product was not attached to the wall, which is an integral part of the product's assembly instructions."

"IKEA has included restraints with our chest of drawers for decades and wall attachment is an integral part of the assembly instructions."

Where To Get My IKEA Wall Mounting

To claim yours, get yourself over to an IKEA store where they'll give you what you need for free or, if you prefer, get over to Ikea's safety website, or download the printable version of Ikea's safety guide, here.

If you'd prefer to ring someone about this, then call IKEA on 020 3645 0000.

TOPICS:   How To Guides   Recalls   High Street News


  • Graeme T.

    stay safe!

    • Dean M.

      Shit! This isn't good news for men like us who are conscious of their home furnishings.

  • littlesos

    We have a few of these malm chest of drawers in our house dating from 2 or 3 years ago and they came with the wall fixing brackets then. I believe that they have always been supplied in the UK, whether people choose to use them is not IKEA's problem.

  • Kevin S.

    Read the instructions?

  • David P.

    Isn't this common sense for any tall furniture depending on the size of the base

  • Matthew D.

    The deaths are incredibly sad, and I feel for the families affected, but we need to take responsibility for ourselves, and our dependants. As says, read the instructions. There will also always be freak accidents. If we keep going the way we are going with legislation replacing commonsense, accidents such as this will become more common, rather that less.

  • Leigh H.

    Very sad that a life has been lost; however Ikea has done everything that is reasonably practicable to ensure safety: they make, include and advise you to use the wall anchor system. If you dont....well the consequences are on you alone.

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