Strangulation Hazard Due To Cords
Due to two strangulation incidents, IKEA has recalled their SMILA series plastic wall-mounted children’s lamps. Around 4 million were sold in the U.S. and Canada combined.
Product Description: This recall focuses on IKEA's SMILA line of wall-mounted children’s lamps. They were sold in eight designs: a blue star, yellow moon, pink flower, white flower, red heart, green bug, blue seashell and an orange seahorse.
- Blue star: STJÄRNA model with article numbers 501.944.49 or 500.108.79
- Yellow moon: MÅNE model with article numbers 701.944.48 or 700.108.40
- Pink flower: BLOMMA model with article numbers 901.944.47 or 000.979.50
- White flower: BLOMMA model with article number 300-746-50
- Red heart: HJÄRTA model with article numbers 202.256.59 or 801.993.13
- Green bug: BAGGE model with article numbers 101.944.46 or 700.728.71
- Blue seashell: SNÄCKA model with article number 400-982-50
- Orange seahorse: SJÖHÄST model with article number 900-982-43
Where/when it was sold: These recalled wall lamps were sold exclusively at IKEA stores nationwide, through the IKEA catalog and also online at ikea-usa.com from July 1999 through May 2013 for between $10 and $13.
Reason for recall: A 16-month-old child died in a crib after getting entangled in the lamp’s cord, and a 15-month-old child suffered a non-fatal strangulation injury after also pulling the cord into the crib and becoming entangled.
What you need to do: Consumers should immediately stop using the lamps and contact IKEA for a free repair kit.
Company information: You can contact IKEA toll-free at (888) 966-4532 at anytime or online at www.ikea-usa.com (click on the “Recall” link at the top of the page for more information).
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