The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with IKEA North America announced the recall for repair of about 4 million children’s wall-mounted lamps in the United States and Canada due to a strangulation hazard.
A 16-month-old child in a crib died after getting entangled in the lamp’s cord. In a separate incident, a 15-month-old child in a crib became entangled in the lamp’s cord and nearly strangled. In both incidents, which occurred in Europe, the lamp cord was pulled into the crib by the infants. There was a total of 23 million sold worldwide.
The recalled IKEA children’s SMILA-series wall-mounted lamps were sold in eight designs, including a blue star, yellow moon, pink flower, white flower, red heart, green bug, blue seashell and an orange seahorse.
The plastic wall-mounted children’s lamps measure about 11 inches high by 11 inches wide. They have a 7 ft. long electrical cord with an in-line switch and take a 25-watt light bulb. The repair kit has self-adhesive fasteners for attaching the lamp’s cord to the wall as well as safety instructions.
For more information, including how to obtain a repair kit, go the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Website.
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