Today, the CPSC, in cooperation with IKEA, announced a voluntary recall on more than 4 million children's wall-mounted lamps. The lamps are being recalled due to a strangulation hazard. One 16-month-old child passed away in his crib because he was entangled in the lamp's cord. Another incident, involving a 15-month-old who was entangled, was also reported, however, that child is fine. Officials noted that in both incidents, the lamp cord was pulled into the crib by accident.
2.3 million of the recalled lamps were sold in the US and 1.1 were sold in Canada. In total, there were more than 23 million lamps sold worldwide.
Think you have the lamps? Here's what to look for:
The recalled IKEA models are SMILA-series wall-mounted lamps — and they're sold in eight different designs, including a blue star, yellow moon, pink flower, white flower, red heart, green bug, orange seahorse and blue seashell. The following model numbers can be found on each:
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.
On every model, the model name is printed on a label on the inside back of the lamp (near the light bulb). The article number can be found printed on the lamp's packaging. They were sold exclusively at IKEA stores nationwide, in IKEA catalog's and online from July 1999 through May 2013, for anywhere between $10 and $13.
What do to if you own the recalled model:
Stop using the lamp immediately and contact IKEA for a free repair kit (which includes self-adhesive fasteners for attaching the lamp's cord to the wall as well as safety instructions). You can contact IKEA at (888) 966-4532 or by checking online for more information on the latest recalls.
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