Ikea Attaching to the Wall

MALM Chests

  • In the United States 3 small children have been killed by Ikea Malm chests falling on top of them (Ted McGee of Minnesota - 6 Drawer Malm Chest, Curren Collas 6 Drawer Malm Chest, 3rd Unnamed Child from Washington, 3 Drawer Malm Chest)

  • Ikea have paid around £40m (US$60m) in compensation to their families.

  • Daily Mail Article

Ikea provide a bracket to attach each Malm chest to the wall and there is a diagram in the instructions highlighting the risk. Ikea also sell a number of items which will fall over when you open the doors unless they are attached to the wall, these include ALL Billy Bookcases with Doors and some of the PAX systems.

The bottom line is that it is obvious that some items should be attached to the wall and less obvious with others, however many people do not want to attach furniture to the wall or may be prevented by the terms of their lease.

At Flat Pack Amigos we will advise all customers of this and attach all items to the wall if required for £3 (inc vat) per item (excluding wardrobes and TV systems) with the anti-topple device or bracket included by Ikea.

Flat Pack Amigos will charge a fee (Currently £12 inc vat) per wardrobe for attaching any wardrobe or wardrobe system (ie Pax) to the wall. This is because greater work is required to ensure a solid fixing. For TV systems (inc Besta/Hemnes) this will be quoted for where appropriate.

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Recent Satisfied Customers

Hakima wrote about the furniture assembly service received:

My husband and I purchased a few furniture items over the Christmas period and decided we would get some professional help with assembly, since we barely had time on our own. I found flat pack amigos via google and I filled out the quote option for my request of service. Immediately I received communication along with a very fair quote from Edwin. Prior to contacting flat pack amigos, I had shopped around with other competitors for a quote and was astonished at their prices. I felt flat pack amigos fit my budget and already I was impressed with their level of customer service, so I booked with them. Edwin our assembler came the very next day, he professionalism and his quality of work was above standards. He was punctual to the time agreed upon, came fully prepared with his tools, worked on the furniture immediately and worked fast. In this line of work it can get messy with boxes, styrofoam and lots of packaging, however Edwin took consideration in placing everything in one corner with little to no mess. Overall, my husband and I were extremely happy with the service provided and would recommend this company to anyone who needs help with furniture assembly, I promise you will not regret it as its a win-win for your pocket and for your furniture.

Phil wrote about the furniture assembly service received:

Chris was quite simply superb. He worked tirelessly throughout the day to assemble 3 Ikea combination wardrobes, 4 chest of drawers and 3 bedside cabinets. I wouldnt hesitate to recommend.

Alexandra wrote about the furniture assembly service received:

I am very happy with the service. I contacted another furniture assembly company but they were unable to service my area. Brendan was very friendly, prompt, clean and efficient! I highly recommend to others and will do so for my friends and colleagues.

Anita wrote about the furniture assembly service received:

I am very pleased with the service received and plan to use again soon. I was impressed with the swift response to my initial query, and that the job was done promptly.

Miranda wrote about the furniture assembly service received:

I was wary at first when I booked the service to put together a sideboard. I wasn’t keen on spending extra, but have a useless all thumbs husband who reads the instructions back to front so this was a godsend. Getting a quote was seamless. Richard was a thoroughly nice bloke, professional and efficient arrived on time, did not use four letter expletives unlike my hubby and completed the job perfectly. Thanks you so much will definitely use again

Rachelle wrote about the furniture assembly service received:

I do not usually write testimonials as I often find services either acceptable or poor but these guys deserve one . The setting up a quote and appointment was easy and Chris who came to assemble my furniture was professional, did an excellent job and in really good time too ! The fact that he was friendly and easy to talk to made it even bette . Thank you all I will definitely use you guys again and recommend you to my friends and colleagues