IKEA Recalls Thousands of Night Lights

Hello everyone.  Melissa here with an important recall for you all.

IKEA Recalls Thousands of Night Lights

Parents have trusted nightlights for years to keep their children happy and reassured that they are safe even after it’s “lights out.” But this latest story in baby product recalls is even scarier than the monsters under the bed.  IKEA has now recalled more than 350,000 nightlights in the US and more than 80,000 in Canada.

The CPSC reports that the latest IKEA baby product recall affects PATRULL nightlights, a nightlight about the size and shape of a golf ball. This particular style comes in either white, pink, or orange, measures 2 and 3/4 in wide by 3 and 1/2 in deep, and is light-sensitive, so it automatically turns on or off depending on the time of day. You’ll also notice an IKEA logo on the back of the night light near its light sensor. The nightlights have been sold nationwide and online since August of 2013 for around $4.

So far there have been no problems with the product in the US. However, there has been a report from Austria in which a young child tried to remove the light from the outlet, accidentally detaching the plastic domed cover. Unfortunately, the child did receive a dangerous electrical shock and suffered minor hand injuries.

One report is all I need to take action when it comes to the safety of my kids. So if you know you have bought this potentially hazardous night light, the CPSC recommends that you immediately unplug the product and return it to IKEA for a full refund.

Again, here is the CPSC report for more details!

I know keeping baby safe is every parent’s top priority, so if you would like to know more on baby safety information and about other recalled baby products, check out my site here!