IKEA Recalls Children's Wall-Mounted Lamps Due to Strangulation Hazard - NBC New York

IKEA Recalls Children's Wall-Mounted Lamps Due to Strangulation Hazard



    IKEA has expanded a previous recall of its children's wall-mounted lamps to include more than 30 million lamps sold worldwide due to a strangulation hazard.

    The first recall was issued in December 2013 and it now affects about 30.2 million lamps sold in various styles, shapes and colors.

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reannounced and expanded the recall on Tuesday.

    The lamps have a electrical cord, about 7 to 8 feet long, and children can get entangled in the cord that hangs from the lamp, posing a hazard.

    The recall was expanded after a 15-month-old baby was entangled in one of the recalled lamp's cord and nearly strangled. In the previous recall, a 16-month-old baby died after getting entangled in one of the cords of a recalled lamp. Both incidents involved the infant pulling the lamp cord into the crib.

    The lamps were sold exclusively in IKEA stores, catalogs and online from May 1984 to April 2014 for between $5 and $30.

    For a complete list of recalled lamps, click here.

    If you have one of these lamps, stop using it immediately and contact IKEA for a free repair kit. The repair kit has self-adhesive fasteners for attaching the electrical cord to the wall.