IKEA has recalled approximately 23 million children’s wall-mounting lamps for strangulation hazards after one child’s death. A 16-month-old pulled the lamp’s cord into the crib which entangled and killed the child. Another incident involving a 15-month-old was also reported in which the child was nearly strangled.
23 million lamps were sold worldwide; 2.9 million of those were sold in the U.S from July 1999 through May 2013. The lamps were sold in eight different designs: a blue star, pink flower, white flower, yellow moon, red heart, green bug, orange seahorse, and blue seashell.
Consumers can locate the model name on a label inside the back of the lamp. The recalled lamps and model numbers are:
- Blue Star: STJARNA model with numbers 501.944.49 or 500.108.79
- Pink Flower: BLOMMA model with numbers 901.944.47 or 000.979.50
- White Flower: BLOMMA model with numbers 300.746.50
- Yellow Moon: MANE model with numbers 701.944.48 or 700.108.40
- Red Heart: HJARTA model with numbers 202.256.59 or 801.993.13
- Green Bug: BAGGE model with numbers 101.944.46 or 700.728.71
- Orange Seahorse: SJOHAST model with numbers 900.982.43
- Blue Seashell: SNACKA model with numbers 400.982.50
Consumers should contact IKEA for a free repair kit which contains fasteners for attaching the lamp cord to the wall and safety instructions.
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