Ikea Attaching to the Wall

MALM Chests

  • In the United States 3 small children have been killed by Ikea Malm chests falling on top of them (Ted McGee of Minnesota - 6 Drawer Malm Chest, Curren Collas 6 Drawer Malm Chest, 3rd Unnamed Child from Washington, 3 Drawer Malm Chest)

  • Ikea have paid around £40m (US$60m) in compensation to their families.

  • Daily Mail Article

Ikea provide a bracket to attach each Malm chest to the wall and there is a diagram in the instructions highlighting the risk. Ikea also sell a number of items which will fall over when you open the doors unless they are attached to the wall, these include ALL Billy Bookcases with Doors and some of the PAX systems.

The bottom line is that it is obvious that some items should be attached to the wall and less obvious with others, however many people do not want to attach furniture to the wall or may be prevented by the terms of their lease.

At Flat Pack Amigos we will advise all customers of this and attach all items to the wall if required for £6 per item (excluding wardrobes and TV systems) with the anti-topple device or bracket included by Ikea.

Flat Pack Amigos will charge a fee (Currently £12) per wardrobe for attaching any wardrobe or wardrobe system (ie Pax) to the wall. This is because greater work is required to ensure a solid fixing. For TV systems (inc Besta/Hemnes) this will be quoted for where appropriate.

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Recent Satisfied Customers

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Quick, efficient service would recommend

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We are extremely happy with the service we received. Very professional and friendly, did a beautiful job of putting together 2 large wardrobes, despite the instructions being incorrect. I would thoroughly recommend this company and fitter. Thank you.

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Upon arrival the assembler was very polite and friendly. He also demonstrated the furniture when completed.

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When I hired the amigos, was not sure what to expect, the overall experience has been outstanding and Brendan my fitted is a fantastic guy with great professionalism and cannot fault anything they have done. Will be using them and recommending them to all of my friends

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When I hired the amigos, was not sure what to expect, the overall experience has been outstanding and Brendan my fitted is a fantastic guy with great professionalism and cannot fault anything they have done. Will be using them and recommending them to all of my friends

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When I hired the amigos, was not sure what to expect, the overall experience has been outstanding and Brendan my fitted is a fantastic guy with great professionalism and cannot fault anything they have done. Will be using them and recommending them to all of my friends

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