Design and Analysis of Chest of Drawers from the Perspective of Child Safety

  • Xinxiong Liu
  • Yao LiEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1215)


By analyzing the fuse of the IKEA “Malm” chest of drawers event, the human factor dimensions of children, behavioral differences between children and adults, and drawer material density changes were taken as design factors for the new chest of drawer, and a model was established. Four design points were proposed: i) multiple anti-dumping structure design to prevent children from being crushed to death; ii) design of drawer safety lock; iii) drawer volume gradually decreased from bottom to top, material density also gradually decreased from bottom to top, the overall center of gravity of the chest of drawers moves down; iv) the arc-shaped structure with the center of gravity moved backwards and reduces the contact area at the bottom. The Creo modeling software was used to perform a stability virtual test. The analysis results show that the designed chest of drawer is relatively stable and meets national standards. This study can provide new design ideas for improving the safety of chest of drawers in the future.


Chest of drawer Child safety Ergonomics Stability test 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Industrial Design Department, School of Mechanical Science and EngineeringHuazhong University of Science and TechnologyWuhanChina

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