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Ivy Jacobson
Associate Editor, The Knot

Recall Alert! IKEA Children’s Wall-Mounted Lamps

PUBLISHED ON 04/30/2014

Make way for yet another IKEA lamp recall! IKEA reannounced and re-expanded their previous lamp recall, now totaling 3.5 million recalled wall-mounted lamps in the US and 30.2 million worldwide to date due to a strangulation hazard. In the first recall, 2.3 million were recalled in the US.

The recalled lamps were sold at IKEA stores nationwide, in IKEA catalogues and online from May 1984 to April 2014 for between $5 and $30.

Here’s what you need to know about the recall:

The current recall involves these 20 new IKEA children’s wall-mounted lamps that have a 7 to 8 foot long cord with either a switch on the cord or a switch 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-colored 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

PIFFIG - White and blue fabric domed nightlight, Red, green, blue and yellow fabric domed nightlight and Red fabric domed nightlight

SEGLATS - Sailboat 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 SNÄCKA - Blue seashell


SMILA SJÖHÄST - Orange seahorse

SMULTRON GRODA - Frog nightlight

SMYG - White tubular reading lamp with white metal sides, White domed reading lamp with turquoise metal base and White domed reading lamp with red metal base

SNÖIG - Light green, pink or white domed reading lamp

STOJA - Blue triangle on red base and White pointed shade on red base with blue arrow

SUSSA - White rectangular lamp with grates

TASSA and TASSA NATT - Dark blue lamp with wooden sides, Dancing brown frogs, Blue nightlight with moon and stars and Yellow nightlight with squirrel

Tragically, a 15-month-old baby became entangled in the TASSA NATT lamp’s cord and was nearly strangled to death, but is now fine. In a previous IKEA lamp recall, a 16-month-old baby died after getting strangled by the SMILA lamp’s cord. Both incidents occurred in Europe when the infants pulled the lamp cord into the crib.

What to do if you own any of the recalled products:

Immediately stop using the recalled lamps, remove them from the wall and contact IKEA customer service at (888) 966-4532 for a free repair kit. Do not use the lamp until the repair kit is installed. The new repair kit has self-adhesive fasteners for attaching the lamp’s cord to the wall and safety instructions

Want to make sure you don’t have any recalled baby gear at home? Read more of the latest  baby product recalls.

PHOTO: Courtesy of the Manufacturer