We all want our home to be a safer place. When we work together we can reduce the risk of accidents.

We all want our home to be a safer place. At home, accidents can pose a danger for children. If we work together, we can prevent accidents and make our home a safer place.

The best way to prevent the tipping over of furniture is to securely attach them to the wall. IKEA asks its customers to examine their chests of drawers and dressers to check if they are well secured to the wall with the restraint provided with the product in the package.

How to avoid tip over accidents

  • Secure it! Furniture must be securely fastened to the wall. Use the tip over restraints provided with the product and the right hardware for your walls. Consult the included guide to choose the right hardware.
  • Never place a TV or other heavy objects on top of any furniture not intended to be used with a TV.
  • Place the heavy objects in the lowest drawers.
  • Never let children climb or hang on drawers, doors or shelves.

Free kits with tip over restraints to secure the chest of drawers to the wall

All chests of drawers for children taller than 23½" and the chests and dressers for adults taller than 29½” must be secured to the wall, following the assembly instructions. IKEA will provide free tip over restraints with every chest of drawer bought.

If you have previously purchased an IKEA Dresser, an anchor device kit is available for you at your nearest IKEA point. You can also contact us at 787 750 IKEA (4532)

Instructions to secure the furniture to the wall using the tip over restraints

There are two different kits available depending on the products you purchased. Please check the directions outlined below to ensure that you apply for the correct security kit

KIT option R1

If you have a Children´s IKEA chest of drawers taller than 23.5” and/or an adult´s chest of drawers taller than 29.5”, and it's not listed under KIT R2, then you need a KIT R1.

KIT option R2

If you have a STOCKHOLMBUSUNGE structure, NORDLI chest of drawers, or SMÅSTAD series (taller than 25" or 50"), you will need a KIT R2. Look at the images below to help you define which product/s you have.





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Guide to choose the correct tools to anchor your chest of drawers to the wall
Safety is a very important issue, secure it!

Wall anchoring guide

If your wall material is not listed or if you have any questions, consult with a local hardware retailer.

(Figure 1)

Drywall or plaster with available wood stud


Screw inserted directly into stud. For example, a 5 mm wood screw provided with IKEA FIXA plug and screw set (Figure 1)

(Figure 2)

Drywall without available wood stud


Plug with screw. For example, an 8 mm plug provided with IKEA FIXA plug and screw set (Figure 2)

(Figure 3A / Figure 3B)



Solid Wall: Plug with screw. For example, an 8 mm plug provided with IKEA FIXA plug and screw set (Figure 3A)

Hollow Wall: Toggle-style (Figure 3B)

Is better to have less to worry about

Accidents can always happen, especially when you have children. Being prepared to avoid the more serious accidents.

Our home safety products and children safety products are easy to install and you can use them in the different areas of your home.

See home safety and children safety products.