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Published on April 15th, 2012 | by Jules IKEAHacker

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EKORRE Wagon Anti-Tip Wings





Materials: EKORRE Toddle Wagon, Vinyl Blinds, Screws

Description: The EKORRE wagon is a great toy for our one-year-old, but one serious problem is that pushing it too fast can cause the cart to fly forward and the handle to slam down, potentially hurting little fingers.

A simple fix for this is to add anti-tip wings that extend a little behind the back wheels.

If the handle is pushed down, causing the front to tip up, it won’t go very far before hitting the little brake.

You will need:

1. Thin wood or vinyl
2. Two extra screws

We used leftover white vinyl blinds since they matched the color scheme and two screws from our Ikea miscellaneous bin. You can probably find everything you need in the As-Is section.

Cut two elongated shapes to fit just behind the wheels and extend as shown. Your shape should start just above the existing two mounting holes and extend behind the rear wheel.

One of the mount holes doubles as the mount point for the handle, the other is where you need to add two screws. Be sure to use lock-nuts to secure your wings.

~ John Taylor, Winston-Salem, NC

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7 Responses to EKORRE Wagon Anti-Tip Wings

  1. Marièlle says:

    Great idea, maybe good to send it to Ikea as well so they can improve the car for more safety for all the kids

  2. Katja says:

    Yes, really cool but if you use the first mounting hole to fasten the handle it shouldn’t trip at all because the handle then is straight(er?) up in the air.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Excellent idea, but I would prefer using wood with round edges instead of a thin vinyl piece that could hurt the baby if (or when, if you kids like mine) he fiddles with it ;-)

  4. Anonymous says:

    nice..wish i would of thought of this when my daughter was 1(shes 2 1/2 now) we ended up not getting the wagon cause she would fly when she pushed it!

  5. Anonymous says:

    The tension on the wheels is adjustable, tighten to create resistance against a toddler stumbling forward.

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