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ALERT: IKEA Canada recalls SMILA wall mounted lamps
Immediately stop using the recalled wall lamps and return them to an IKEA store for a product exchange or refund.
This recall involves eight SMILA wall-mounted lamps. The plastic wall-mounted children’s lamps measure about 28 centimetres (11 inches) high by 28 centimetres (11 inches) wide. They have a 2.1 meter (7 foot) long electrical cord with an in-line switch and use a 25-watt light bulb. The model name is printed on a label on the inside back of the lamp near the light bulb. The article number is printed on the lamp’s packaging.
The following lamps are included in this recall:
|101.944.46 or 700.728.71
|901.944.47 or 000.979.50
|202.256.59 or 801.993.13
|701.944.48 or 700.108.40
|501.944.49 or 500.108.79
Loose lamp cords can present a strangulation hazard to infants and young children.
While there have been no injuries in Canada, IKEA has received a report of a 16-month-old child that died in a crib 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.
Health Canada has received no reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these lamps.
What you should do
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled wall lamps and return them to an IKEA store for a product exchange or refund.
For additional information, contact IKEA toll-free at 1-800-661-9807 anytime, or visit the firm's website.
Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.
Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.
Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.
Approximately 1,100,000 of the recalled lamps have been sold at IKEA stores across Canada and approximately 2,900,000 sold in the United States.
Time Period Sold
The recalled products were sold by IKEA globally from July 1999 to May 2013.
Place of Origin
Manufactured in Lithuania, China, and the United States.
Ikea of Sweden