Dressers safe when properly fastened to the wall: IKEA Singapore

Dressers safe when properly fastened to the wall: IKEA Singapore
PHOTO: Screengrab of IKEA Singapore website

Dressers with tip-over potential are safe when properly assembled and fastened to the wall, IKEA Singapore said on Friday.

Concerned customers posted questions on IKEA Singapore's Facebook's page following recent reports that two children were killed after dressers tipped over on them.

Reuters reported on Wednesday that IKEA North America is offering repairs for 27 million dresser chests from the MALM series.

In its replies, IKEA Singapore clarified that the "Secure It!" consumer education campaign launched in the US is not a product recall, and said that the programme is intended to educate customers on the potential hazzard of tip-over furniture.

The furniture retailer added: "Product safety is a top priority for us, and we will continue to encourage consumers to adhere to the instructions to ensure all floor standing furniture units are fastened securely using the existing tip-over restraints provided."

IKEA Singapore also encouraged customers who have misplaced their dressers' tip-over restraints to get replacements at its stores, or to call 6786 6868 to speak with its customer relations team.

minlee@sph.com.sg

 

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