FURNITURE RECALL | Two popular IKEA products recalled

Two popular pieces of furniture sold at IKEA stores around the country have been recalled for repair.

According to the Swedish furniture giant, the shelves in the HEMNES bookcases and glass-door cabinets can shrink and move in a dry indoor climate.

“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,” IKEA said in a recall notice posted on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission website.


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“IKEA has received occasional reports from European and North American customers that during the cold winter seasons the dry indoor climate can cause shelves to shrink and move.”

It’s understood this could result in a shelf falling, posing serious risks of injury.

PHOTO: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

PHOTO: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

The recalled HEMNES products were sold online and in-store between April 2010 and April 2017. No other products have been affected.

Anyone who owns a HEMNES bookcase or cabinet manufactured before 2017 can order replacement longer shelf support pins by contacting their closest IKEA store or the IKEA Customer Support Centre.

For more information, click here.

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