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

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Recall Date: April 29, 2014

Recall Number: 14-161

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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 lamp styles are included in the recall reannouncement and expansion.

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

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