Strangulation Hazard Due To Cords

Do you have a children’s wall lamp from IKEA? If you do, you will need to check out this recall from the U.S. CPSC.

IKEA recalled lamps

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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Image credit: IKEA

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