Ikea change table warning after reports of babies falling off

Ikea has issued a warning over its changing tables after reports children have fallen from them.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission issued a notice on Thursday about Ikea’s Sundvik hybrid changing table and chest of drawers.

“Ikea has received three reports of incidents where the foldable part has come loose and children have fallen off the changing table,” the ACCC said.

“In these incidents the safety locking fittings were not used according to the assembly instructions.”

The Ikea Sundvik changing table and chest of drawers. Ikea is warning anyone who purchased it to ensure the folding part is properly secured after three reported incidents of children falling. Source: ACCC
The Ikea Sundvik changing table and chest of drawers. Source: ACCC

The ACCC added anyone who purchased Sundvik “should secure the folding part with the safety locking fittings provided” as “the foldable part of product may come loose or may break at or near the change table hinge”.

“The folding part should be locked in place the whole time that the product is used as a change table,” the ACCC said.

“When a child is past the nappy stage the product may be locked in place as a chest of drawers.

“If these fittings have been lost or misplaced, please contact Ikea to receive new fittings free of charge.”

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