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Ikea recalls more than 800,000 drawers over tipping, entrapment hazards

Ikea recalls more than 800,000 drawers over tipping, entrapment hazards
Posted at 6:01 AM, Mar 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-05 11:45:41-05

Ikea has issued a recall of 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.

The chests are 28 and 3/8 inches tall, solid in black-brown or birch colors and 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.

IKEA has received 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 it. Customers 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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This story was originally published by WFTS in Tampa, Florida.