Update 4/12/16: The Bekant has been available for a while and is now included in my standing-desk showcase at Well9to5.com.
Ikea’s Bekant Sit-Stand Desk Recalled
I went to the Ikea website today to explore the new Bekant height-adjustable sit-stand desk, but it was nowhere to be found. Curious, I did some googling and found these comments in Wired’s story about the Bekant:
- “A customer service rep managed to tell me that certain certificates are missing, which is preventing its sale without excessive liability to IKEA.”
- “Just went to Ikea in Kansas City last Saturday and they confirmed they have issues and have pulled them.”
There is also this comment on the Bekant store at GizMag: “IKEA’s desk has already been recalled (that’s why all the links are broken).”
This is too bad. I was looking forward to being able to recommend a affordable sit-stand desk.
Don’t worry, though, there are still plenty of standing-desk options out there: WorkWhileWalking has reviewed several sit-stand desks, and Ergo Depot’s Jarvis model is similar to the Bekant design, not quite as affordable, but much more sturdy and durable.