66,000 IKEA furniture recalled due to risk of falling tablets

Some 66,000 IKEA bookcases and cabinets are being recalled due to the risk of falling tablets, which can lead to injuries.
The recall notice issued by Health Canada on Tuesday states that the products in issue are “various models of HEMNES glass bookcases and cabinets with glass doors available in various colors”.

“The shelf supports of the recalled bookcases and cabinets may be too short and, if necessary, the shelves may fall, posing a risk of injury,” the report says.

Approximately 66,700 pieces of furniture were sold in Canada between April 2010 and April 2017. Two incidents in which tablets fell and two others causing minor injuries were reported to IKEA.

The affected products were made in Poland. “A mark, the name of the IKEA company and a date of manufacture prior to ‘1713’ appear on the recalled products,” says the opinion.

People who own one of these pieces of furniture “should immediately stop” to use them and contact IKEA (at 1-800-661-9807 or online ) to obtain free, longer supports.

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