Product Recall: Ikea Malm dressers

ikea Two children died in accidents caused by Ikea's Malm dressers, because they were unanchored, which has seen a product recall issued. Nearly 27 million models have been issued with a warning.

The deaths were in the US, and according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, these "chests and dressers can tip over if not attached to the wall, posing an entrapment hazard."

Instead of taking your Malm chest back to the store, Ikea are offering wall-anchoring kits, for free.

Obviously, it'd be wise to keep children away from the furniture until you get your repair kit, and don't put anything heavy on top of them, like a TV, which might tip the dresser over.

To claim yours, get yourself over to an Ikea store 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.

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  • Spaghetti
    Last time I bought one of these was a few years ago now, but I could have sworn they *all* came with wall anchor kits, even the tiny little bedside cupboard. I chuck them out as we don't have kids and don't over-stuff the drawers, but if there were kids in the house then of course you should fit them. Maybe they don't come with those kits in the US but if they do and the parents didn't fit them, they have no-one to blame but themselves.

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