Secure it! - Creating safer homes together

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Secure it! - Creating safer homes together

We all want our homes to be a safe place. When we work together, we can reduce the risk of accidents. IKEA believes the best way to prevent furniture from tipping over is to secure it to the wall.

IKEA has introduced a new range of chest of drawers, all of which meet or exceed the voluntary ASTM stability standard.


Free wall anchoring kit order form

The best way to help prevent tip-over accidents is to attach furniture to the wall. Please complete the registration form to receive the hardware kit for your chests and dressers. 


Prevent furniture tip over accidents

A diagram of how to and how not to install a chest of drawers

● Secure it! Furniture must be securely attached to the wall. Use the tip-over restraint provided with the product and the right hardware for your wall type. Consult our wall anchoring guide for help.

● Never put a TV or other heavy objects on top of a chest of drawers or any furniture not intended for use with a TV.

● Place heavy objects in the lowest drawers.

● Never let children climb or hang on drawers, doors or shelves.


Secure it! wall anchoring guide

Furniture must be securely attached to the wall. The hardware used to secure your furniture to the wall depends on your wall material. If your wall material is not listed or if you have any questions, consult with a local hardware retailer

WALL MATERIAL
Drywall or plaster with available wood stud

ANCHORING DEVICE
Screw inserted directly into stud. For example, a 5 mm wood screw provided with IKEA FIXA plug and screw set (Figure 1)

WALL MATERIAL
Drywall without available wood stud

ANCHORING DEVICE
Plug with screw. For example, an 8 mm plug provided with IKEA FIXA plug and screw set (Figure 2)

WALL MATERIAL
Masonry

ANCHORING DEVICE
Solid Wall: Plug with screw. For example, an 8 mm plug provided with IKEA FIXA plug and screw set (Figure 3A)

Hollow Wall: Toggle-style (Figure 3B)


We can all use a little less to worry about

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We took the next step in creating safer homes together!

As of October 1, 2015 IKEA Canada stores only sell window blinds and coverings with no cords or non-accessible cords. This is part of the ongoing IKEA home safety program, Safer Homes Together, which focuses on educating customers about safety at home.

Learn More

Accidents can happen, especially when you have children. But being prepared can stop the most serious accidents from happening. To help, IKEA has home safety and child safety products that are simple to install and use, and span every area of the home.

Click here to view our child safety and home safety products.

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