Have you heard about the IKEA Malm dresser recall? If you have an IKEA dresser in your home, there are great chances that your dresser is a part of the enormous IKEA recall.
We were planning on throwing our boys’ three dressers out before we move, because they have abused them to the point of no return. So when I saw an advertisement on tv for the IKEA Malm dresser recall, I realized that one of the boys’ dressers might be included.
Today we headed to IKEA with the banged up dresser, two drawers missing, and it already had a new reinforced back, but sure enough we got our money back. We could either get a $50 store credit, full price cash or get a wall attachment). Since we had already considered this dresser a complete loss, this was like getting a $63 bonus.
A receipt is not needed, and they will look for the date stamp on your dresser to see what kind of refund you will get. The date stamp will be either at the underside of the top or on the inside of the side of the dresser. Below are some of the dressers included in the sale, but our specific one was not pictured. It was a 5 dresser, which is also included, so make sure to read through the information on the IKEA website as almost all dressers sold through June 2016 are included. Specifically they mention the 3-drawer, 4-drawer, 5-drawer and 6-drawer models.
The below info is from the IKEA website:
I purchased this IKEA chest or dresser before this recall announcement. I don’t
want it in my home and can’t bring it back to the store. What should I do?
If you do not want the chest or dresser in your home and desire a refund, you should contact IKEA by emailing email@example.com or calling toll free at (866) 856-4532 to have IKEA come to your home and remove the chest or dresser free of charge. We will provide you with 1) a full refund if the chest or dresser was manufactured between January 1, 2002 and June 28, 2016; 2) a store credit for 50% of the original purchase price if the product was manufactured before January 2002; or 3) a $50 store credit if the date stamp is unidentifiable.
Needless to say we will not be buying another IKEA dresser. We have other pieces of furniture that are holding up well, but the dressers broke after little use in the boys room. I’m sure our boys have been rough on them, but from now on we’ll stick to solid wood dressers purchased on Craigslist.
We opted to get cash back, which came to $63.59 after tax. We made a quick trip into IKEA to purchase a mosquito net for Bellamy Blue’s princess bed. It cost $24.99, but we used our cash back and paid nothing out of pocket. $0! Love it! I still cannot believe the timing of this recall, we’ve already sold and discarded on a lot of things, and this dresser almost went out in the bulk garbage on Saturday.
Our little princess was excited, and now she just needs her own room. I’ve been looking for the perfect mosquito net for her new bed for a while, but this certainly was the perfect frugal solution.
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