To: ikea

Ikea to recall Malm chest of drawers in the UK too!

Ikea to recall Malm chest of drawers in the UK too!

Recall the same items of Malm furniture in the UK as they are in the US.

Why is this important?

A piece of furniture doesn't become safer just because it's in a different country (where the population is slightly less likely to seek compensation). Malm furniture has taken the lives of several children in the US and Ikea has taken the correct course of action in recalling the related items. They should be taking the correct course of action here in the UK too and wherever else these items have been sold.

Yes the instructions do warn that furniture should be attached to a wall to make safe but buyers were not made aware of this at the time of purchase because it is not implicit that the furniture Must be attached. What about all the customers who were sold this furniture who rent? Many of them cannot just knock holes in their walls even if Ikea do supply the attachments for free.

Be fair to your customers it can't be one rule for US and another for the UK.

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Reasons for signing

  • I’ve purchased 3 sets of malm drawer sets for my 3 children and I want to return them after hearing the devastating news about young children dying due to the sets not being safe! But was told I couldn’t do this in the uk as no children have died
  • Some of us aren't allowed to damage our property's to secure it to the wall,i own 5 of the malms and hasn't been any problems with my kids over 6/7 years,but have a 6 month old and am now concerned for the crawling and reaching and early standing he will begin soon,would prefer something safer after hearing about littluns dying
  • I would return the furniture to IKEA regardless of whether there is a recall in the UK. Furniture shouldn't need anchoring to a wall to be safe. It should be designed safe in the first place.

Updates

2017-10-21 12:43:29 +0100

50 signatures reached

2016-12-23 10:34:54 +0000

25 signatures reached

2016-06-30 17:32:21 +0100

10 signatures reached