Ikea expands recall of children's wall-mounted lamps
(WJLA) - Popular European home store Ikea is reissuing and expanding its previous recall of its line of children's wall-mounted lamps.
Company representatives said the cord that hangs down from the lamp can pose a strangulation hazard.
According to the Consumer Protection Safety Commission, a 16-month-old baby died after getting entangled in the SMILA lamp’s cord, and a 15-month-old baby was nearly strangled after becoming entangled in the TASSA NATT lamp’s cord.
In both incidents, which occurred in Europe, the lamp cord was pulled into the crib by the infants.
Ikea is distributing a repair kit to consumers who have purchased one of the lamps, consisting of safety instructions and adhesive strips that help fasten the cord to the wall so they cannot be grabbed by young children.
"Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lamps, remove them from the wall and contact Ikea for a free repair kit," the company said. "Do not use the lamp until the repair kit is installed."
The lamps have been sold by Ikea stores since May of 1984, up until earlier this month.
See a complete list of the models of the lamps that are part of the recall on the CPSC website.
Ikea customers who have questions about the recall can call Ikea toll-free at 1-888-966-4532 anytime, or go online at www.ikea-usa.com and click on the "Recall" link at the top of the page for more information.