After at least 3 deaths and 19 injuries IKEA Recalls 29 Million MALM and 50+ other model chests and dressers

IKEA dresser recallThe CPSC only mentions one model by name, however it looks like 50+ IKEA dressers and drawers are included in this list so if you have one go ahead and check out the full recall details.

If you ever got a dresser or chest of drawer and discarded that wall anchor you might have thought that tip over deaths and injuries are extremely rare. In this case the death rate was probably one in 9.6 million and the injury rate at about one in 1.7 million.

I should note that this recall include well over 50 product names (103, I counted them after I wrote this,) from IKEA including but not limited to ALESUND ALVESTA ANEBODA ANGUS ÅNES ARUP ASKEDAL ASKVOLL ASPELUND BALSTAR BANKERYD BERGSMO BIALITT BIRKELAND BJÖRKVALLA BJÖRN BLIMP BOJ BOKSTA BRETT BRIMNES BRUSALI BUSUNGE DIKTAD EDLAND ELIS ENGAN ESKIL FJELL FJORD FLATEN FRIDOLIN GUTE GRANAS HADDAL HAJDEBY HEMNES HENSVIK HERRESTAD HOPEN HOSTELAND HOLLEBY HOVDA HURDAL KABIN KIRKENES KNOT KOPPANG KUSK KULLEN KURS KVIBY LEKSVIK LO LOMEN MAC MALM MAST MAMMUT MANDAL MERÅKER MIDSUND NATURA NARVIK NORDLI NORDNES NORNÄS NYVOLL OTTENBY RANVIK RAKKE RAMBERG RODD ROBIN RUSTIK SALA SANDEFJORD STOCKHOLM STRANDA STUVA SUNDVIK SVEIO STAVANGER SYDVAST TARVA TASSA TRANDUM TORE TOVIK TRANDUM TROGEN TROFAST TRONDHEIM TRYSIL TYSSEDAL UNDREDAL VARDE VALLVIK VAJER VESTBY VINSTRA VISDALEN VOLLEN (list can be found here)

The remedies on these products are either a full refund or a wall anchoring kit. You can have IKEA do a one-time in-home install of the anchor according to the Consumer Product and Safety Commission.

MALM models being recalled include

Names Sold Dates Measurements
MALM 3 10/2002 to 6/2016 31½” x 18⅞” x 30¾”
MALM 4 6/2002 to 6/2016 31½” x 18⅞” x 39½”
MALM 5 10/2002 to 4/2006 157/8” x 19” x 481/4
MALM 6 6/2002 to 6/2016 31½” x 18⅞” x 48⅜”
MALM 6 LONG 11/2002 to 6/2016 63” x 18⅞” x 30¾”
MALM 6 4/2006 to 6/2016 153/4” x 191/8” x 483/8

as well as a much larger list found here. Seriously, it’s three pages of chests and dressers that aren’t in the MALM line.

If you have ANY chest or dresser from IKEA please check out the IKEA recall and CPSC recall page.

Also please keep your little ones away from these. While it may not seem easy to tip, remember they’re going to pull the drawer straight out and pull up which puts a lot more leverage than you’d expect.

Paul King

Paul King lives in Nashville Tennessee with his wife, two daughters and cats. He writes for Pocketables, theITBaby, and is an IT consultant along with doing tech support for a film production company.