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Recall - Ikea SMILA Wall Mounted Child's Lamps

Web posted on December 16, 2013

This recall involves eight SMILA wall-mounted lamps. The plastic wall-mounted children's lamps measure about 28 centimetres (11 inches) high by 28 centimetres (11 inches) wide. They have a 2.1 meter (7 foot) long electrical cord with an in-line switch and use a 25-watt light bulb.

The model name is printed on a label on the inside back of the lamp near the light bulb. The article number is printed on the lamp's packaging.

The following lamps are included in this recall:

Model NameProduct DescriptionArticle Number(s)
SMILA BAGGEGreen bug101.944.46 or 700.728.71
SMILA BLOMMAPink flower901.944.47 or 000.979.50
SMILA BLOMMAWhite flower300-746-50
SMILA HJRTARed heart202.256.59 or 801.993.13
SMILA MNEYellow moon701.944.48 or 700.108.40
SMILA SJHSTOrange seahorse900-982-43
SMILA SNCKABlue seashell400-982-50
SMILA STJRNABlue star501.944.49 or 500.108.79

Loose lamp cords can present a strangulation hazard to infants and young children.

While there have been no injuries in Canada, IKEA has received a report of a 16-month-old child that died in a crib after getting entangled in the lamp's cord. In a separate incident, a 15-month-old child in a crib became entangled in the lamp's cord and nearly strangled. In both incidents, which occurred in Europe, the lamp cord was pulled into the crib by the infants.

Health Canada has received no reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these lamps.

The affected products were manufactured in Lithuania, China, and the United States. The recalled products were sold by IKEA globally from July 1999 to May 2013.

Approximately 1,100,000 of the recalled lamps have been sold at IKEA stores across Canada and approximately 2,900,000 sold in the United States.

Consumers should stop using the wall lamps and visit any IKEA Canada store or call IKEA for a free repair kit.

For additional information, consumers may contact IKEA toll-free at 1-800-661-9807 or visit the firm's website.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.


For more information on this or other Health Canada consumer product advisories, warnings, and recalls, visit the website at hc-sc.gc.ca.

To report consumer product incidents to Health Canada, visit the website for reporting instructions.

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