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IKEA recalls more than 800,000 chests over tipping, entrapment hazards

Posted at 8:01 AM, Mar 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-05 08:04:38-05

IKEA is recalling more than 800,000 chests because they can tip over and cause serious injuries or death.

The KULLEN 3-drawer chest also don't comply with the performance requirements of the updated version of the U.S. consensus standard, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The chests were sold from April 2005 until December 2019 for about $60. The recall includes 820,000 units in the U.S. and 150,000 sold in Canada.

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The chests are:

  • 28 3/8 inches tall
  • Sold in black-brown or birch colors
  • Weigh approximately 45 pounds

The article numbers for the 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.

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IKEA has gotten six reports of chests not anchored to the wall tipping over. The reports include one involving a minor cut and another involving minor cuts and bruises.

Consumers should stop using the chest if it's not anchored to the wall and place it in an area children can't access. You can contact IKEA for a full refund or a free wall-attachment kit.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says IKEA will accept in-store returns or arrange for free pick up of the chests for a full refund.

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