ALERT: IKEA Canada recalls SMILA wall mounted lamps

Starting date:
December 11, 2013
Posting date:
December 11, 2013
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Strangulation Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-37149

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and IKEA.

Affected products

SMILA wall mounted lamps

Product description

This recall involves eight SMILA wall-mounted lamps.  The plastic wall-mounted children’s lamps measure about 28 centimetres (11 inches) high by 28 centimetres (11 inches) wide. They have a 2.1 meter (7 foot) long electrical cord with an in-line switch and use a 25-watt light bulb.  The model name is printed on a label on the inside back of the lamp near the light bulb. The article number is printed on the lamp’s packaging.

The following lamps are included in this recall:
Model Name Product Description Article Number(s)
SMILA BAGGE Green bug 101.944.46 or 700.728.71
SMILA BLOMMA Pink flower 901.944.47 or 000.979.50
SMILA BLOMMA White flower 300-746-50
SMILA HJÄRTA Red heart 202.256.59 or 801.993.13
SMILA MÄNE Yellow moon 701.944.48 or 700.108.40
SMILA SJÖHÄST Orange seahorse 900-982-43
SMILA SNÄCKA Blue seashell 400-982-50
SMILA STJÄRNA Blue star 501.944.49 or 500.108.79

Hazard identified

Loose lamp cords can present a strangulation hazard to infants and young children.

While there have been no injuries in Canada, IKEA has received a report of a 16-month-old child that died in a crib after getting entangled in the lamp’s cord.  In a separate incident, a 15-month-old child in a crib became entangled in the lamp’s cord and nearly strangled. In both incidents, which occurred in Europe, the lamp cord was pulled into the crib by the infants.

Health Canada has received no reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these lamps.

Number sold

Approximately 1,100,000 of the recalled lamps have been sold at IKEA stores across Canada and approximately 2,900,000 sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold by IKEA globally from July 1999 to May 2013.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Lithuania, China, and the United States.

Companies

Manufacturer
IKEA of Sweden
Almhult
SWEDEN
Distributor
IKEA Canada
Burlington
Ontario
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should stop using the wall lamps and visit any IKEA Canada store or call IKEA for a free repair kit.

For additional information, consumers may contact IKEA toll-free at 1-800-661-9807 or visit the firm's website.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.