Tuesday, September 30, 2008

IKEA Recalls to Repair Chest of Drawers Due to Laceration Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: "KVIBY" Chests

Units: About 5,000 (an additional 26,000 were sold outside of the U.S.)

Manufacturer: IKEA Home Furnishings, of Conshohocken, Pa.

Hazard: The glass drawer knobs on the chest can break either during assembly or in use, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: IKEA has received three reports of laceration injuries requiring medical attention. An additional 11 injuries occurred outside of the U.S.

Description: The recalled KVIBY Chest is white with 4 drawers and 6 glass knobs. The recall includes chests with article number 201-080-90 and a date stamp of 0817 (first two digits indicate the year; the second two digits indicate the week) or earlier. The article number and date stamp are located on a label attached to the underside of the chest. KVIBY chests with a date stamp of 0818 and later have improved replacement knobs and screws and are not included in the recall.

Sold at: IKEA stores nationwide from August 2007 through July 2008 for about $300.

Manufactured in: Denmark

Remedy: Consumers should protect their hands and carefully remove the glass knobs. Contact IKEA to receive free replacement knobs and screws by mail.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact IKEA toll-free at (888) 966-4532 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.ikea-usa.com

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