ALERT: IKEA Canada re-announces and expands recall of children's wall-mounted lamps

Starting date:
April 29, 2014
Posting date:
April 29, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Strangulation Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-39205

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

Affected products

Children's wall-mounted lamps

Product description

This recall involves IKEA children's wall-mounted lamps sold in various style names, shapes and colours. The lamps have a cord, about 2.1 to 2.4 meters (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 re-announcement 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 Red, blue or mother-of-pearl domed reading lamp with silver-coloured spider on dome
MINNEN FACKLA Silver and cream torch
MYS HJÄRTLIG White bunny on green gingham background nightlight
MYS KANIN Sleeping bunny nightlight
MYS MÅNE Moon and stars nightlight
MYS RIVIG 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 Green bug
SMILA BLOMMA White, pink or red flower
SMILA HJÄRTA Red heart
SMILA MÅNE Yellow moon
SMILA SNACKA Blue seashell
SMILA STJÅRNA Blue star
SMILA SJÖHÄST 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 Dark blue lamp with wooden sides
TASSA NATT Dancing brown frogs
Blue nightlight with moon and stars
Yellow nightlight with squirrel

 

Hazard identified

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

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.

Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these lamps.

Number sold

About 1.4 million in Canada, 3.5 million in the United States and 30.2 million worldwide.
This re-announcement includes IKEA children's lamps in the firm's previous recall in December 2013 and expands the number and types of lamps.

Time period sold

The recalled lamps were sold from May 1984 to April 2014 at IKEA stores nationwide, in IKEA's catalog and on the IKEA Canada website.

Place of origin

Manufactured in the United States, Lithuania and China.

Companies

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

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What you should do

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.

For more information, consumers may contact IKEA Canada toll-free at 1-800-661-9807 anytime or at IKEA's website and click on the Recall link at the top of the page for more information.

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.