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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I would certainly strongly recommend you for every aspect of your service. The assembler arrived at the earliest time quoted and carried out the work professionally and pleasantly with no mention of what must have been less than ideal conditions, a confined working space during hot weather and the ongoing Covid restrictions of a care home. I am very pleased with the standard of work and impressed by the fact that the packaging was very tidily returned to a store room leaving my room clean and tidy. A nice considerate guy! Thank you.

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Fantastic service, chest of drawers was built in less than an hour and room left very tidy. Perfect service, would highly recommend and I will definitely use again.

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We have used this service twice to assemble a desk and bookcases. It is a friendly and timely service. Where an article was damaged, this was brought to our attention before progressing. We discussed if the furniture needed to be fitted to the wall and were given advice on this. Work was completed to full satisfaction and we would use this service again.

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Service was great, arrived on time, was friendly and completed the job very nicely. Would definitely recommend and use this service again.

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Friendly, on time, tidy and thoroughly professional. I wish I had discovered this service earlier!!

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Friendly, on time, tidy and thoroughly professional. I wish I had discovered this service earlier!!

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