On April 29, 2014, IKEA issued a recall of about 3.5 million of its children’s wall-mounted lamps in the U.S., about 1.4 million in Canada, and 30.2 million worldwide. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, “Children can get entangled in the electrical cord that hangs from the children’s wall-mounted lamps.” This may pose a strangulation hazard.
Recalled IKEA Children’s Wall-Mounted Lamp Information
- Product Name: Children’s wall-mounted lamps
- Manufacturer: IKEA North America, of Conshohocken, Pa.
- Manufactured in: United States, Lithuania and China
- Units: About 3.5 million in the U.S., about 1.4 million in Canada, and 30.2 million worldwide
- Places Sold:
- IKEA stores nationwide
- IKEA’s catalog
- Online at www.ikea-usa.com.com
- Dates Sold: From May 1984 to April 2014
- Price of Product: Between $5 and $30
Click to see a list of style names and descriptions of the recalled children’s wall-mounted lamps.
Injuries and Incidents To Date
- There have been 2 incidents of babies getting entangled in the recalled lamp’s cord. One of the babies died because of the strangulation. Both these incidents occurred in Europe.
Free Repair Kit
If you have purchased the recalled lamps, you should immediately stop using them. Furthermore, you should contact IKEA for a free repair kit.
For information on the recall, consumers can contact IKEA toll-free at (888) 966-4532. Consumers may also contact the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Hotline by calling (800) 638-2772.
Speak To A Products Liability Attorney Today!
If your child has become injured as a result of these recalled lamps, you should speak to a products liability attorney today. You may be entitled to compensation. Here at LawInfo.com, we have experienced attorneys specializing in products liability cases who can help you seek compensation for your injuries. Possible damages may include medical bills, property damage, and awards for pain and suffering.
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