Units: About 3.5 million in the United States, 1.4 million in Canada, 30.2 million worldwide
(This reannouncement includes IKEA children's lamps in the firm's previous recall in December 2013 and expands the number and types of lamps.)
Description: This recall involves IKEA children's wall-mounted lamps sold in various style names, shapes and colors. The lamps have a cord, about 7 to 8 feet long with either a switch on the cord or a switch located on the lamp. The following lamp styles are included in the recall reannouncement and expansion.
Green front of car
Red lips and white teeth
Dark blue or pink domed reading lamp
White round plastic frame with LED light
Red, blue or mother-of-pearl domed reading lamp with silver-colored spider on dome
Silver and cream torch
White bunny on green gingham background nightlight
Sleeping bunny nightlight
Moon and stars nightlight
White and blue fabric domed nightlight
Red, green, blue and yellow fabric domed nightlight
Red fabric domed nightlight
White or green domed reading lamp with clouds
White, pink or red flower
White tubular reading lamp with white metal sides
White domed reading lamp with turquoise metal base
White domed reading lamp with red metal base
Light green, pink or white domed reading lamp
Blue triangle on red base
White pointed shade on red base with blue arrow
White rectangular lamp with grates
Dark blue lamp with wooden sides
Dancing brown frogs
Blue nightlight with moon and stars
Yellow nightlight with squirrel
Incidents/Injuries: 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.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lamps, remove them from the wall and contact IKEA for a free repair kit. Do not use the lamp until the repair kit is installed. The repair kit has self-adhesive fasteners for attaching the lamp's cord to the wall as well as safety instructions.
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.
Manufacturer: IKEA North America, of Conshohocken, Pa.
Manufactured in: United States, Lithuania and China
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