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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
- Tools and Electrical Products
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Strangulation Hazard
- General Public
- Identification number:
Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and IKEA Canada
Children's wall-mounted lamps
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.
|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|
White and blue fabric domed nightlight
Red, green, blue and yellow fabric domed nightlight
Red fabric domed 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|
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|
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|
Dancing brown frogs
Blue nightlight with moon and stars
Yellow nightlight with squirrel
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.
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.
IKEA of Sweden
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.
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