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Consumer product recall

IKEA Canada recalls PATRULL nightlight with sensor

Starting date:
August 18, 2015
Posting date:
August 18, 2015
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

PATRULL nightlights with sensor

Product description

This recall involves the PATRULL nightlights with sensor. The nightlights come in orange, white and pink. The nightlights automatically turn on in the dark and off in the light. Each PATRULL nightlight has an IKEA logo on the back top near the sensor. The nightlight has a dome-shaped plastic cover that gives the light its colour and is attached to a white rectangular plastic base.   The nightlights measure 40 millimetres in diameter and 56 millimetres in length. The article number is printed on the nightlight’s packaging. The nightlights with sensor are ETL certified.

The following nightlights are recalled:
Model Name Article Number
PATRULL nightlight with sensor orange 302.411.40
PATRULL nightlight with sensor white 502.390.23
PATRULL nightlight with sensor pink 702.411.38

Hazard identified

The nightlight's plastic covering can detach and expose electrical components, posing an electrical shock hazard.

Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries in Canada related to the use of PATRULL nightlight with sensor.

IKEA has received one report from Austria where a young child tried to remove the light from the electrical outlet when the coloured plastic cover detached. The child received an electric shock and minor wounds on the hand.

Number sold

Approximately 83,000 of the PATRULL nightlight were sold in Canada and approximately 359,000 were distributed in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled nightlights were sold in Canada and the United States from August 2013 to July 2015.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.



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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using and unplug the nightlight 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.