Here at CloudMom, we do our best to keep you up to date on product recalls that could affect your child’s safety. Well, this children’s product recall is one of the biggest in recent memory. In the wake of one infant death and another injury resulting from the lamp cord of its Children’s Wall-Mounted Lamps, IKEA has re-announced and expanded it’s recall of this product. The recall includes 30.2 million lamps worldwide, and over 3.5 million in the US. It includes IKEA children’s lamps in the firm’s previous recall in December 2013 and expands the number and types of lamps.
Tragically, the CPSC announcement explains that a 15-month-old baby became entangled in the TASSA NATT lamp’s cord and nearly strangled. This incident, and the death of a 16-month-old baby who died after getting entangled in the SMILA lamp’s cord, were reported in the previous recall. In both incidents, which occurred in Europe, the lamp cord was pulled into the crib by the infants.
If you own one of these lamps, stop using it immediately and contact IKEA toll-free at (888) 966-4532 anytime or online and click on the Recall link for more information. Owners should remove the lamps from the wall and contact IKEA for a free repair kit. The repair kit has self-adhesive fasteners for attaching the lamp’s cord to the wall as well as safety instructions.
More information is available here from the CPSC.
The lamps were sold exclusively at IKEA stores nationwide, in IKEA’s catalog and online at www.ikea-usa.com from May 1984 to April 2014 for between $5 and $30.
Please spread the word about the important recall!