IKEA Australia will not be recalling popular chest of drawers despite doing so in the US after the deaths of three children.

IKEA Australia will continue to sell the Malm chest of drawers, saying the Malm comes with “anti tip restraints” and instructions on how to mount the piece of furniture to a wall to prevent tipping, reports 9 NEWS.

“IKEA chest of drawers are safe when attached to the wall as directed in the assembly instructions,” said a spokesman reports 9 NEWS.

“We spread awareness of the importance of securing furniture on our products and product instructions, on the website and in-stores.

“IKEA Australia is not undertaking the recall.”

The Swedish budget furniture giant recalled at least 27 million chests and dressers from its US stores.

IKEA previously issued safety warnings over the drawers after the death of a child.

This video below which originated in the US highlights how shockingly easy it is for a toddler to be killed while they innocently play around the home.

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  • In the instructions they clearly state to attach the chest safely to the wall. It’s important to do that. No reason for a recall, I agree.


  • They shouldn’t have to recall the product. They have include the restraints and instruct people attach them to a wall.
    Any chest of drawers or bookcase has the potential to do the same thing if not attached to the wall.
    People need to stop looking for others to blame and start taking responsibility.


  • Ok so if its safe with the fixing straps then they don’t have to recall it. I hope they advertise about the fixing straps so people realize


  • I’m not sure why they’d recall it in one place ad not another. Laws, maybe?


  • Considering there have been children’s deaths regarding the drawers,Ikea should recall the product.

    • Ikea provide fixing materials so the drawers can be fixed to the walls. It’s in the instructions and recommended on their website. I don’t see why they should have to recall the unit if the customer does not use it in the intended way (ie. fixed to the wall).


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