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 £3 (inc vat) 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 inc vat) 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

Emily wrote about the furniture assembly service received:

Brendan was very professional and efficient, as well as polite and helpful. An excellent service.

Suzanne wrote about the furniture assembly service received:

Cheap, efficient, friendly service. I was very impressed with how quickly my job was booked in, they offered me a slot the day after my email! My furniture was assembled quickly and the room was left nice and tidy afterwards. I would highly recommend this company and would definitely use again!

Pamela wrote about the furniture assembly service received:

Very happy with service. Would highly recommend. Care was taken to ensure that assembly was done to a high standard. The service was completed at a fair price. No issues at all. Thank you, I am very happy with my new Besta and have filled it already! Pam

Neil wrote about the furniture assembly service received:

Service was spot on, many thanks.

Mary wrote about the furniture assembly service received:

I asked for a quotation to have my unit assembled yesterday, i not only got a quote within 20 minutes,but a very pleasant chap who could come and Assemble same day and complete the job in 90 minutes. Well you can imagine my thoughts on that one, i laughed at the 90 minute idea. However a pleasant professional worker called Brendan, arrived at said time and got straight to work. Assembled the unit and folded and cleared the packaging ready for me to dispose of it, and all in 90 minutes. Well i take my hat off to you guys, what a great job and no fuss and courteous too. I will use this service again this guy was brilliant and did a superb job of my large unit and for the price so worth it. Highly Recommend the Amigos. Thank You Again Brendan.

Craig wrote about the furniture assembly service received:

The assembler who attended my property, Chris, was on time, knowledgeable and did a great job. I would definitely use them again.