Consumer product recall

IKEA Canada recalls GOTHEM floor and table lamps

Starting date:
March 17, 2016
Posting date:
March 17, 2016
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Electrical Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and IKEA.  

Affected products

IKEA GOTHEM floor and table lamps

Product description

This recall involves IKEA GOTHEM floor and table lamps. The lamps are not sold with shades and have a brushed finish nickel-plated appearance.  The lamps are intended for indoor lighting and have dimming functionality.

This recall involves the following lamps:
Model Height Article Number
GOTHEM Table Lamp 35cm 35 cm 403.030.24
GOTHEM Table Lamp 45cm 45 cm 503.030.33
GOTHEM Floor Lamp 124cm 124 cm 103.030.49


Hazard identified

The recalled lamps may have damaged cables, posing an electric shock hazard to consumers.

Neither Health Canada nor IKEA Canada has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these products.

IKEA has received three reports internationally of the products causing minor electric shocks, with no reported injuries.

Number sold

Approximately 1,259 GOTHEM lamps have been sold at IKEA stores across Canada and online at  Approximately 13,536 GOTHEM lamps have been sold at IKEA stores across the United States and online at

Time period sold

The GOTHEM floor and table lamps were sold in Canada and the United States from October 2015 to February 2016. 

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.



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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the lamp and return it to an IKEA store for a full refund.

For more information, consumers may contact IKEA Canada at 1-800-661-9807 or visit IKEA's website for the IKEA Canada release.

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.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.