HEMNES Bookcases & Glass Cabinets recalled due to risk of falling shelves

Starting date:
May 28, 2019
Posting date:
May 28, 2019
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-70039

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: HEMNES Bookcases & Glass Cabinets.
  • Issue: Some shelf supports may not be long enough, which may cause the shelves to fall, posing an injury hazard.
  • What to do: Stop using the affected bookcases & glass cabinets and contact IKEA to obtain a free kit containing longer shelf support pins.

Affected products

HEMNES Bookcases & Glass Cabinets

Product description

This recall involves various HEMNES Bookcases & Glass cabinet models available in multiple colors sold to April 2017. The affected bookcases & glass cabinets will have a marking on the product with the company name "IKEA" and manufacturing date before 1713. 

Hazard identified

The shelves within the recalled bookcases & glass cabinet may fall as some of the provided shelf supports may not be long enough, posing an injury hazard.

As of May 27th, 2019, the company has received 2 reports of falling shelves in Canada, and 2 reports of minor injuries.

Number sold

Approximately 66,700 units of the affected products were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from April 2010 to April 2017.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Poland

Companies

Distributor
IKEA Canada Limited Partnership
Burlington
Ontario
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should stop using the affected bookcases & glass cabinets and contact IKEA to obtain a free kit containing longer shelf support pins.

For more information consumers may contact IKEA Customer Service at 1-800-661-9807 or online.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.