IKEA Recalls More than 800,000 Kullen 3-Drawer Chests Due to Tip-Over and Entrapment Hazards
Retailer Ikea has recalled about 820,000 Kullen model 3-drawer chests due to the tip-over and entrapment hazard they pose, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
These chests were sold exclusively at Ikea stores nationwide and online at www.ikea-usa.com from April 2005 to December 2019 for about $60.
The recalled chest is unstable if it is not anchored to the wall, posing tip-over and entrapment hazards that may result in death or serious injuries to children.
Ikea has received six reports of tip-over incidents involving Kullen 3-drawer chests that were not anchored to the wall, including one report involving a minor cut and one report involving minor cuts and bruises.
Additionally, Kullen 3-drawer chests imported after August 12, 2019 do not comply with the performance requirements of the updated version of the U.S. consensus standard (ASTM 2057-19).
Remedy: Refund; Repair
Consumers should immediately stop using the KULLEN 3-drawer chest if not properly anchored to the wall and place it into an area that children cannot access.
Consumers should contact IKEA for either a full refund or a free wall-attachment (anchor) kit.
Ikea will accept in-store returns or arrange for free pick up of the chests for a full refund.
Consumers can order a free wall-attachment (anchor) kit. Consumers can install the anchor themselves or Ikea will provide a one-time, free in-home installation service, upon request.
Call Ikea toll-free recall hotline at 888-966-4532 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET or go online to www.IKEA-USA.com/secureit for more information on how to receive a refund or a free wall-anchoring repair kit.
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