Popular Ikea bookcases recalled over falling fears

Popular Ikea bookcases and glass-door cabinets are being recalled for repairs over fears shelving could fall and cause injury.

The items being recalled are the Ikea HEMNES bookcase or cabinets, purchased between April 2010 to April 2017, online or in-store.

A popular Ikea bookcase is being recalled after fears of shelves falling. Source: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
A popular Ikea bookcase is being recalled after fears of shelves falling. Source: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

Apparently, Ikea has received the “occasional” report from Europe and North America about shelves on these items shrinking or moving during the winter.

A dry, indoor climate can cause the solid wood to shrink and move, the result being shelves falling, or objects on the shelf falling which can cause injury.

“The HEMNES bookcases and glass-door cabinets are made of solid wood, designed to last and keep their place in the home of Ikea customers for a long time,” the recall says.

According to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), customers who have one of the HEMNES bookcases in question can contact their local store or the Ikea Customer Support Centre to get replacement shelf support pins.

Popular Ikea items are being recalled nationwide, amid fears of shelves falling and injuring people. Source: AAP Image.
Popular Ikea items are being recalled nationwide, amid fears of shelves falling and injuring people. Source: AAP Image.

Back in May this year, The ACCC issued a warning about Ikea’s Sundvik changing table and chest of drawers hybrid.

“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 May.

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

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