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IKEA Reannounces and Expands Recall of Children's Wall-Mounted Lamps Due to Strangulation Hazard

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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1973 and charged with protecting the American public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call the CPSC hotline at 1-800-638-2772, or visit http//:www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. Further recall information is available at http://www.cpsc.gov.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Children's wall-mounted lamps

Hazard: Children can get entangled in the electrical cord that hangs from the children's wall-mounted lamps, posing a strangulation hazard.

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact:
IKEA toll-free at (888) 966-4532 anytime or online at www.ikea-usa.com and click on the Recall link at the top of the page for more information.

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/IKEA-Reannounces-and-Expands-Recall-of-Childrens-Wall-Mounted-Lamps/

Recall Details

Units: About 3.5 million in the United States, 1.4 million in Canada, 30.2 million worldwide

(This reannouncement includes IKEA children's lamps in the firm's previous recall in December 2013 and expands the number and types of lamps.)

Description: This recall involves IKEA children's wall-mounted lamps sold in various style names, shapes and colors. The lamps have a cord, about 7 to 8 feet long with either a switch on the cord or a switch located on the lamp. The following lamp styles are included in the recall reannouncement and expansion.

Style Name

Description

 

BILEN

Green front of car

FLABB

Red lips and white teeth

KUSLIG

Dark blue or pink domed reading lamp

LJUSNING

White round plastic frame with LED light

MINNEN

MINNEN FACKLA

Red, blue or mother-of-pearl domed reading lamp with silver-colored spider on dome

Silver and cream torch

MYS HJÄRTLIG

MYS KANIN

MYS MÅNE

MYS RIVIG

White bunny on green gingham background nightlight

Sleeping bunny nightlight

Moon and stars nightlight

Cat nightlight

PIFFIG

White and blue fabric domed nightlight

Red, green, blue and yellow fabric domed nightlight

Red fabric domed nightlight

SEGLATS

 

Sailboat nightlight

SKOJIG

White or green domed reading lamp with clouds

 

SMILA BAGGE

SMILA BLOMMA

SMILA HJÄRTA

SMILA MÅNE

SMILA SNÄCKA

SMILA STJÄRNA

SMILA SJÖHÄST

Green bug

White, pink or red flower

Red heart

Yellow moon

Blue seashell

Blue star

Orange seahorse

 

SMULTRON GRODA

Frog nightlight

SMYG

White tubular reading lamp with white metal sides

White domed reading lamp with turquoise metal base

White domed reading lamp with red metal base

SNÖIG

Light green, pink or white domed reading lamp

 

STOJA

 

Blue triangle on red base

White pointed shade on red base with blue arrow

SUSSA

White rectangular lamp with grates

TASSA

TASSA NATT

Dark blue lamp with wooden sides

Dancing brown frogs

Blue nightlight with moon and stars

Yellow nightlight with squirrel

Incidents/Injuries: A 15-month-old baby became entangled in the TASSA NATT lamp's cord and nearly strangled. This incident, and the death of a 16-month-old baby who died after getting entangled in the SMILA lamp's cord, were reported in the previous recall.  In both incidents, which occurred in Europe, the lamp cord was pulled into the crib by the infants.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lamps, remove them from the wall and contact IKEA for a free repair kit. Do not use the lamp until the repair kit is installed. The repair kit has self-adhesive fasteners for attaching the lamp's cord to the wall as well as safety instructions.

Sold exclusively at: IKEA stores nationwide, in IKEA's catalog and online at www.ikea-usa.com from May 1984 to April 2014 for between $5 and $30.

Manufacturer: IKEA North America, of Conshohocken, Pa.

Manufactured in: United States, Lithuania and China

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.  Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @USCPSC or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.

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