The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced the recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products unless otherwise instructed. Consumers can submit reports of harm to CPSC’s searchable online product safety database at www.SaferProducts.gov. A searchable food and medical product recall database is available at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm.
Units: 2.9 million
Hazard: Infants can pull the lamp cord around their neck and strangle.
Incidents: A 16-month-old child in a crib died after getting entangled in the lamp’s cord.
Description: The recalled IKEA children’s SMILA-series wall-mounted lamps were sold in eight designs: a blue star (STJÄRNA: model 501.944.49 or 500.108.79), yellow moon (MÅNE: model 701.944.48 or 700.108.40), pink flower (BLOMMA: model 901.944.47 or 000.979.50), white flower (BLOMMA: model 300-746-50), red heart (HJÄRTA: model 202.256.59 or 801.993.13), green bug (BAGGE: model 101.944.46 or 700.728.71), blue seashell (SNÄCKA: model 400-982-50) and an orange seahorse (SJÖHÄST: model 900-982-43).
Sold at: IKEA stores nationwide, in IKEA’s catalog and at ikea-usa.com from July 1999 through May 2013 for $10 to $13.
Remedy: Contact IKEA for a repair kit with self-adhesive fasteners for attaching the lamp’s cord to the wall as well as safety instructions. Do not use the lamp until the repair kit is installed.
Contact: Call 888-966-4532 or visit www.ikea-usa.com.