Do you have an IKEA Canada chest or dresser? – a message from Health Canada

This notice involves the IKEA MALM 3- and 4-drawer chests and two styles of MALM 6-drawer chests; other children’s chests and dressers taller than 23 ½ inches; and adult chests and dressers taller than 29 ½ inches. 

Hazard identified

The affected products can tip-over if not securely anchored to the wall using the tip-over restraints provided with the product, posing an entrapment hazard.

Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer tip-over incidents or injuries in Canada related to the use of IKEA drawer chests.

IKEA has received 16 reports of tip-over incidents involving MALM drawer chests in the United States, resulting in two deaths and four injuries.

To know more about what you should do, please consult the following address:

You can also find the IKEA Canada Safety advisory at the following address:

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