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IKEA Children's Wall-Mounted Lamps Recalled

Date:
December 11, 2013
Category:
Miscellaneous
Company/Brand:
IKEA North American
The Danger:
The wall-mounted lamps can pose a strangulation hazard. A 16-month-old child in a crib died 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.
Description:
The recall includes 2.9 million IKEA children's SMILA-series wall-mounted lamps in the U.S. They were sold in eight designs, including a blue star, yellow moon, pink flower, white flower, red heart, green bug, blue seashell and an orange seahorse. The blue star is the STJÄRNA model with article numbers 501.944.49 or 500.108.79. The yellow moon is the MÄNE model with article numbers 701.944.48 or 700.108.40. The pink flower is the BLOMMA model with article numbers 901.944.47 or 000.979.50. The white flower is the BLOMMA model with article number 300-746-50. The red heart is the HJÄRTA model with article numbers 202.256.59 or 801.993.13. The green bug is the BAGGE model with article numbers 101.944.46 or 700.728.71. The blue seashell is the SNÄCKA model with article number 400-982-50. The orange seahorse is the SJÖHÄST model with article number 900-982-43.

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 plastic wall-mounted children's lamps measure about 11 inches high by 11 inches wide. They have a 7 ft. long electrical cord with an in-line switch and take a 25-watt light bulb.

On April 29, 2014 the number of recalled lamps expanded to 3.5 million in the U.S. The following lamp styles are included in the recall reannouncement and expansion:

Style Name: BILEN
Description: Green front of car

Style Name: FLABB
Description: Red lips and white teeth

Style Name: KUSLIG
Description: Dark blue or pink domed reading lamp

Style Name: LJUSNING
Description: White round plastic frame with LED light

Style Name: MINNEN; MINNEN FACKLA
Description: Red, blue or mother-of-pearl domed reading lamp with silver-colored spider on dome; Silver and cream torch

Style Name: MYS HJÄRTLIG; MYS KANIN; MYS MÅNE; MYS RIVIG
Description: White bunny on green gingham background nightlight; Sleeping bunny nightlight; Moon and stars nightlight; Cat nightlight

Style Name: PIFFIG
Description: White and blue fabric domed nightlight; Red, green, blue and yellow fabric domed nightlight; Red fabric domed nightlight

Style Name: SEGLATS
Description: Sailboat nightlight

Style Name: SKOJIG
Description: White or green domed reading lamp with clouds

Style Name: SMILA BAGGE; SMILA BLOMMA; SMILA HJÄRTA; SMILA MÅNE; SMILA SNÄCKA; SMILA STJÄRNA; SMILA SJÖHÄST
Description: Green bug; White, pink or red flower; Red heart; Yellow moon; Blue seashell; Blue star; Orange seahorse

Style Name: SMULTRON GRODA
Description: Frog nightlight

Style Name: SMYG
Description: White tubular reading lamp with white metal sides; White domed reading lamp with turquoise metal base; White domed reading lamp with red metal base

Style Name: SNÖIG
Description: Light green, pink or white domed reading lamp

Style Name: STOJA
Description: Blue triangle on red base; White pointed shade on red base with blue arrow

Style Name: SUSSA
Description: White rectangular lamp with grates

Style Name: TASSA; TASSA NATT
Description: Dark blue lamp with wooden sides; Dancing brown frogs; Blue nightlight with moon and stars; Yellow nightlight with squirrel

Sold At:
IKEA stores nationwide, in IKEA's catalog and online at ikea-usa.com from July 1999 through May 2013 for between $10 and $13.
What To Do:
Immediately stop using the recalled lamp 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, call IKEA at (888) 966-4532 anytime or go online to ikea-usa.com and click on the Recall link at the top of the page.
For More Information:
cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/IKEA-Recalls-Childrens-Wall-Mounted-Lamps/