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To keep you and your family safe and sound, we can secure your furniture to the wall

In accordance with reissued IKEA guidance and as part of our commitment to becoming the UK's leading flat pack assembly service, we can secure items to walls should you wish.

Most IKEA assembly service providers available at the IKEA store will charge £10 per item to secure an item to the wall. Here at buildmyflatpacks.com we provide great prices on securing items to the wall so if you need us to secure items to the wall, just let us know.

Safety tips

Secure items to walls

Most larger items of furniture come with anti-topple devices whereby furniture is secured to walls. In the event that the furniture were to start toppling, the anti-topple device will provide extra safety.

Load furniture correctly

Never over load furniture and with drawers always put bulky items in the lowest drawer possible. Avoid having more than one drawer open at any one time.

Keep children away

Little ones should never be left alone with large items of furniture. We recommend they should be supervised whenever near sliding door wardrobes in particular.

Broken glass doors, joints or supports

In the event that anything is damaged, avoid using the furniture and get in touch with us for a repair or the furniture store to arrange a replacement.

Some important points

We can secure items to walls however you must give express permission in order for this to be performed. We will always try to avoid any damage to the walls however we will not be held responsible if damage were to occur. The location of wiring, infrastructure and pipework behind the furniture may mean that we cannot secure the furniture to the wall. On rare occasions when the condition or type of wall precludes the securing of the furniture to the wall we will advise you of this and recommend you follow our safety tips to keep you safe and sound. Some policy variations may occur depending on your location however we will keep you informed of this at all times. Only the fastenings/security devices provided by the furniture supplier can be used to secure the furniture to the wall.

News and recalls

You can see some updated news and information from around the globe relating to furniture and safety. Please check that your furniture is not subject to a recall. If it is then you and your family may be at risk. If you need any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us. We recommend you regularly check with your retailer to ensure that your furniture is not part of a recall.

Numerous news stories have involved tragic incidents with the IKEA MALM chest of four drawers throughout the United States. This product is not currently under a recall in the United Kingdom. To avoid such incidents we recommend you secure the items to the walls.

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