Hazard: Chests and dressers can tip over if not attached to the wall. IKEA received reports of two children who died after MALM chests tipped over and fell on them. Since 1989, IKEA is aware of three additional reports of deaths from tip-overs involving other models of IKEA chests and dressers.
Description: MALM chests come in three- and four-drawer units and two styles of six-drawer chests. Other chests and dressers are eligible for anchoring kits.
Remedy: Stop using all IKEA children’s chests and dressers taller than 23.5 inches and adult chests and dressers taller than 29.5 inches, unless they are securely anchored to the wall. Contact IKEA for a free anchoring kit. Move unanchored chests and dressers into storage or other areas where they cannot be accessed by children until the furniture is anchored to the wall.
Contact: Call 888-966-4532 or visit www.IKEA-USA.com/saferhomestogether.