Product recall: IKEA Australia issue repair recall for Hemnes bookcase and cabinets

IKEA recalls popular cabinet due to a major fault after selling the product for more than SEVEN YEARS

  • IKEA issue a repair recall for popular Hemnes bookcase & glass-doored cabinets 
  • Customers are urged to check dates stamps between 2010-04-01 to 2017-04-01
  • Shelves can shrink & move in dry indoor climate causing shelves & objects to fall
  • The defect can be fixed with shelf support pins, provided by IKEA at no charge

A recall has been issued for a popular cabinet from Swedish furniture giant IKEA over safety concerns.  

Customers who bought the Hemnes bookcase or cabinet are urged to check their product labels after it was discovered the shelves can shrink and move in a dry indoor climate.  

The defect could result in the shelves collapsing or objects falling from shelves which could result in a serious injury. 

IKEA has recalled its Hemnes solid timber bookcase and glass-doored  (pictured) sold between 2010 and 2017 at stores across Australia

Affected products include the Hemnes solid timber bookcase and glass-doored cabinets with movable shelves in various sizes and colours.  

The products were sold in IKEA stores all across Australia between 2010 and 2017. 

Owners are encouraged to check the product label for date stamps between 2010-04-01 to 2017-04-01 to see if they own an affected model. 

The fault can be fixed by a simple repair with customers encouraged to contact IKEA. 

At no charge, the furniture giant will provide shelf support pins along with instructions on how to install them, to keep the shelves and objects in place.  

Customers are encouraged to contact customer support for more information by visiting or by phone on:

ACT/NSW – (02) 8020 6641

Queensland – (07) 3380 6800

Victoria/Tasmania – (03) 8523 2154

South Australia – (08) 8234 3333

Western Australia – (08) 8234 3944