IKEA issues safety alert for Hemnes bookcases and cabinets
May 30, 2019 | 10:22 am CDT

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CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. - Home furnishings retailer IKEA released a safety announcement for its Hemnes bookcases and glass cabinets sold in U.S. stores and online from April 2010 to April 2017. 
According to the company, it received 29 global reports of injury due to shelves falling from the Hemnes units due to wood shrinkage. Seventeen of those reported incidents occurred in the U.S., resulting in minor cuts or bruises.
IKEA is offering longer shelf support pins for the cabinets free of charge. No proof of purchase is needed to obtain replacement pins. 
For more information, visit www.ikea.com.

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Michaelle Bradford, CCI Media, is Editor of Closets & Organized Storage magazine and Woodworking Network editor. She has more than 20 years of experience covering the woodworking and design industry, including visits to custom cabinet shops, closet firms and design studios throughout North America. As Editor of Closets & Organized Storage magazine under the Woodworking Network brand, Michaelle’s responsibilities include writing, editing, and coordinating editorial content as well as managing annual design competitions like the Top Shelf Design Awards. She is also a contributor to FDMC and other Woodworking Network online and print media owned by CCI Media.