Recall: IKEA Home Furnishings Recall of Glass-Door Wall Cabinets

September 24, 2004
Release # 04-222
Firm's Hotline: (888) 966-4532
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

CPSC, IKEA Home Furnishings Announce Recall of Glass-Door Wall Cabinets

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: BERTBY Glass-Door Wall Cabinets

Units: About 25,000

Manufacturer: IKEA Home Furnishings, of Plymouth Meeting, Pa.

Hazard: Some of these glass-door wall cabinets have the wrong sized screws for the safety bracket, which can result in the cabinet not being properly secured to the wall. The cabinets can fall and injure nearby consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: IKEA has received two reports of cabinets falling. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The glass-door wall cabinets have "BERTBY," the product article number (380.472.10) and supplier number (14709) written on a label on the underside of the bottom panel or on the top side of the top panel. The cabinets are about 67-inches high.

Sold at: IKEA stores nationwide from January 2002 through September 9, 2004 for about $100.

Manufactured in: Italy

Remedy: IKEA is offering a free repair kit. Consumers should contact IKEA to determine if their wall cabinet needs this repair.

Consumer Contact: Contact IKEA at (888) 966-4532 anytime or visit the company's Web site at Consumers also can visit their local IKEA store to pick up the replacement screws and repair instructions.

Picture of Recalled cabinet