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IKEA KVIBY Chests of Drawers

Description: IKEA Recalls to Repair Chest of Drawers Due to Laceration Hazard NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 30, 2008 Release #08-414 Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 966-4532 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 IKEA Recalls to Repair Chest of Drawers Due to Laceration Hazard WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. 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 [Source]

IKEA KVIBY Chests of Drawers Recall Information

Country of OriginDenmark
Recall Date09/30/2008
Recall ID4491
Recall Number08414
Product TypeFurniture (Miscellaneous)
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