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IKEA recalls hazardous wall-mounted lamps

First Published      Last Updated Dec 12 2013 02:43 pm

IKEA North America has recalled 23 million wall-mounted lamps after a 16-month-old child was strangled to death in one of the lamps cords. In a separate incident, another 15-month-old child nearly died after getting entangled in a cord.

IKEA children's SMILA-series wall-mounted lamps were sold in eight designs, including a blue star, yellow moon, pink flower, white flower, red heart, green bug, blue seashell and an orange seahorse. Four million of the lamps were sold in the U.S. and Canada, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The blue star is the STJÄRNA model with article numbers 501.944.49 or 500.108.79. The yellow moon is the MÅNE model with article numbers 701.944.48 or 700.108.40. The pink flower is the BLOMMA model with article numbers 901.944.47 or 000.979.50. The white flower is the BLOMMA model with article number 300-746-50. The red heart is the HJÄRTA model with article numbers 202.256.59 or 801.993.13. The green bug is the BAGGE model with article numbers 101.944.46 or 700.728.71. The blue seashell is the SNÄCKA model with article number 400-982-50. The orange seahorse is the SJÖHÄST model with article number 900-982-43.

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, according to the USCPS.

The lamps were sold only at IKEA stores from July 1999 through May 2013 and cost between $10 and $13. Utah's only IKEA store is located in Draper.

Those who already purchased a lamp can also receive a self-install repair kit. For more information, contact IKEA 888-966-4532 or online at www.ikea-usa.com.