Ikea Recall – What are your next steps??
You read that right – Ikea recalls 27 million dressers!! Chances are you already heard that this week, however, I wanted to follow up with what to do next for multipe reasons. I have 2 of the dressers that are being ‘recalled’ AND I have a very fun loving, active two year old. Reading the reasons for the recall make my blood run cold, so I wanted to share with you exactly what you can do to ensure you do what is necessary to keep your little ones SAFE!!!!
Recapping the reason for this recall;
Ikea is recalling about 27 million chests and dressers because they can tip over and crush children if they aren’t anchored to the wall, the retailer and the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Wednesday.
Now I am sure you are asking WHAT NOW? I wanted to share with you what you can do to get this potentially devestating problem fixed. As Ikea’s website says, “The best way to prevent furniture tip-over accidents is to anchor chests and dressers to the wall.” Which is exactly what they’re going to help us do. I am relatively sure (I could be wrong) that the dressers originally included the wall-anchoring kit but not everyone used them, for whatever reason. You can now receive a free wall-anchoring kit EASILY!! Either visit your local IKEA store or by clicking here.
You’ll see a page that looks like this
All you do is complete the information of where you would like the wall-anchoring kit sent, it really is that easy!! I especially like that you are NOT required to provide an email address – we all get enough emails, right?!
One thing to point out is that you need to make sure which kit you require, there are two. Kit Option R1 is if you own an IKEA children’s chest/dresser taller than 23.5″ and/or an adult chest/dresser taller than 29.5″, then you will need Kit R1. Kit Option R2 is if you own a STOCKHOLM, BUSUNGE, NORDLI chest, or STUVA series (25″ or 50″ height frames), you will need Kit R2.
I will admit we did not have our dresser attached to the wall, but after hearing this Ikea Recall I have followed the instructions I described above to get our wall-anchoring kit!! Rather safe then sorry – I hope this information is helpful for you and your family, if this Ikea Recall impacts you!!