IKEA issues warning over £140 baby changing tables

IKEA issues warning to parents over £140 baby changing tables after three infants fell from unit’s folding top

  • The Swedish furniture giant has issued a warning over a baby changing table   
  • IKEA is urging customers who bought the table to use the safety lock provided
  • The company is offering to additional safety locking kits free of charge  
  • This comes three infants fell off an IKEA table and were crushed to death 

IKEA has issued a warning to customers who bought a £140 baby changing table after reports infants had fallen from the folding top.

The Swedish furniture giant are urging customers who bought the changing table from the SUNDVIK range to ensure they ‘use the safety locking fitting provided at all times’. 

The changing table and chest has a piece that can be flipped over and converted into a changing table. 

Injuries involved the piece that flips coming loose and children falling because the locks weren’t installed, according to IKEA. 

IKEA has issued a warning to customers who bought the changing table from the SUNDVIK range (pictured). They are urging customers who bought the table ensure they ‘use the safety locking fitting provided at all times’

A spokesman said: ‘Customers must not use the product for infant changing if these fittings are not in place correctly or are missing.’

He said that ‘to make sure such accidents are not repeated’, IKEA is offering to provide additional safety locking kits free of charge to customers in the UK free of charge, even without proof of purchase or a receipt.

The company’s Children’s Business Area Manager Emelie Knoester said: ‘Safe products are always an IKEA priority and we are truly sorry to hear about the incidents but grateful that, to our knowledge, the children are fine. 

‘IKEA has now taken precautionary actions and will further improve the product communication.’  

The changing table and chest has a piece that can be flipped over and converted into a changing table. Injuries involved the piece that flips coming loose and children falling because the locks weren’t installed, according to IKEA who will provide free lock kits to customers  

This comes after three infants were crushed to death by a changing table from the Swedish company in the last five years.

In 2014, the company issue a warning about it’s free-standing drawer from the MALM range after it toppled over two-year-old Curren Collas from Pennsylvania in the US and crushed him.

This tragic incident was followed a few months later when a 23-month-old Camden Ellis died in a similar incident involving the same table in Washington, US.  

IKEA had to urgently reiterate the warnings after 22-month-old Ted McGee was killed when a six-drawer unit fell on top of him in February 2016 in Minnesota.

In 2016 the Swedish giant agreed to pay a US$50 million lawsuit following the three deaths.

Customers in the UK who purchased the SUNDVIK changing table can get their free safety locking kit by calling 0203 645 0010. 

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