IKEA Recalls KULLEN 3-Drawer Chests Due to Tip-Over and Entrapment Hazards; Consumers Urged to Anchor Chests or Return for Refund
Name of Product: KULLEN 3-drawer chest
Hazard: The recalled chest is unstable if it is not anchored to the wall, posing tip-over and entrapment hazards that may result in death or serious injuries to children. Additionally, KULLEN 3-drawer chests imported after August 12, 2019 do not comply with the performance requirements of the updated version of the U.S. consensus standard (ASTM 2057-19).
Remedy: Refund; Repair
Consumers should immediately stop using the KULLEN 3-drawer chest if not properly anchored to the wall and place it into an area that children cannot access. Consumers should contact IKEA for either a full refund or a free wall-attachment (anchor) kit.
• For refund: IKEA will accept in-store returns or arrange for free pick up of the chests for a full refund.
• For wall-attachment (anchor) kit: Consumers can order a free wall-attachment (anchor) kit. Consumers can install the anchor themselves or IKEA will provide a one-time, free in-home installation service, upon request.
Call IKEA’s toll-free recall hotline at 888-966-4532 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET or go online to www.IKEA-USA.com/secureit for more information on how to receive a refund or a free wall-anchoring repair kit.
Units: About 820,000 (in addition, about 150,000 were sold in Canada)
This recall involves the KULLEN 3-drawer chest. The chest is 28 3/8 inches tall, sold in black-brown or birch colors, and weighing approximately 45 pounds. The article numbers for the KULLEN 3-drawer chest are 600-930-58 (birch), 501-637-54 (black-brown), and 803-221-34 (black-brown). A 5-digit supplier number, 4-digit date stamp, IKEA logo, country of origin and “KULLEN” are printed on the underside of the top panel or inside the side panel.
Incidents/Injuries: IKEA has received six reports of tip-over incidents involving KULLEN 3-drawer chests that were not anchored to the wall, including one report involving a minor cut and one report involving minor cuts and bruises.
Sold At: Exclusively at IKEA stores nationwide and online at www.ikea-usa.com rom April 2005 to December 2019 for about $60.
Importer: IKEA Supply AG, of Switzerland
Distributor: IKEA Distribution Services Inc., of Conshohocken Pa.
Manufactured in: Various countries
In Conjunction With: Canada
Health Canada’s press release is available at: https://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/index-eng.php
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