KULLEN 3-drawer chest by IKEA recalled due to tip-over hazard

Starting date:
March 4, 2020
Posting date:
March 4, 2020
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-72275

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: KULLEN 3-drawer chest by IKEA.
  • Issue: The chest may tip-over if not anchored to the wall.
  • What to do: Immediately stop using the chest if not anchored to the wall.

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and IKEA.

Affected products

KULLEN 3-Drawer Chest

Product description

This recall involves the KULLEN 3-drawer chest sold in birch or black/brown colour.  The Article name can be located on the underside of the top panel, close to the front edge, after removing the top drawer.

The following KULLEN 3-drawer chests are included in the recall:
Article No. Article name
600-930-58 KULLEN chest/3 drw 70x72 birch effect
803-221-34 KULLEN N chest/3 drw 70x72 black-brown NA
501-637-54 KULLEN chest/3 drw 70x72 black-brown

Hazard identified

The recalled chests of drawers can tip-over if not securely anchored to the wall, posing a tip-over and entrapment hazard that can result in serious injury or death to children. The chests of drawers do not meet the requirements of the recently updated ASTM Standard Safety Specification for Clothing Storage Units.

As of March 3, 2020 the company has received two incident reports with no injuries in Canada. In the United States, the company has received four incident reports with no injuries and two incident reports of minor injuries.

Number sold

Approximately 150,915 units of the affected product were sold in Canada and approximately 818,131 were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from April 2005 to November 2019.

Place of origin

Manufactured in various countries.

Companies

Distributor
IKEA Canada Limited Partnership
Burlington
Ontario
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the chest if not anchored to the wall.  Consumers may obtain a free anchoring repair kit to secure the chest of drawers to the wall OR may bring it back to Returns & Exchanges at any IKEA location for a refund.

For more information, consumers may contact IKEA Customer Support Centre at 1-800-661-9807 or online to access Product Recalls.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

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.