The company stressed that the repair program helped to "communicate the importance of wall attachment, which resulted in the distribution of 300,000 kits to consumers who had not used their original hardware." Ikea will offer full refunds or partial store credit, depending on the manufacturing year, to anyone who has bought one of its dressers and chests from its Malm line and other recalled lines.
The recall is likely to extend to millions of dressers.
The recall applies to the products addressed by the 2015 program for repairs and anchoring kits, plus some other units.
Consumers have three options to receive a free wall anchoring kit: visit an IKEA retail store, go to www.IKEA-USA.com/saferhomestogether, or call (888) 966-4532.
According to the CPSC, “Consumers can install the kit themselves or IKEA will provide a one-time, free in-home installation service, upon request.” The government agency and Ikea said they have received at least 36 reports of children incurring injuries from the Malm chests and dressers.