IKEA Recalls 23 Million Wall-Mounted Lamps Following Death Of Toddler

The SMILA lamps, available in 8 models, were primarily marketed for use in kids' rooms.

The SMILA lamps, available in 8 models, were primarily marketed for use in kids’ rooms.

IKEA has issued a global recall of 23 million lamps (more than 3 million in the U.S. and Canada alone) after the death of a 16-month-old child who became entangled in the lamp’s cord while in their crib, and another incident involving a 15-month-old who nearly strangled on the lamp’s cord.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, both incidents involved the children pulling the lamp cord into their cribs.

The recall covers multiple iterations of the SMILA-series wall-mounted lamps, primarily marketed for use in kids’ rooms.

The SMILA STÄRNA is the model in the shape of a blue star. The product’s article numbers are 501.944.49 or 500.108.79.

The SMILA MÅNE is the one with the yellow moon. Its article numbers are 701.944.48 or 700.108.40.

The SMILA BLOMMA looks like a pink or white flower. Its article numbers for the pink flower are 901.944.47 or 000.979.50. The white flower number is 300-746-50.

The SMILA HJÄRTA lamp is a red heart, with article numbers 202.256.59 or 801.993.13.

The SMILA BAGGE is a green bug with article numbers 101.944.46 or 700.728.71.

The SMILA SNÄCKA model is a blue seashell with article number 400-982-50.

The SMILA SJÖHÄST lamp is an orange seahorse with article number 900-982-43.

The article number is printed on the lamp’s packaging.

IKEA and CPSC say consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lamps and contact IKEA for a free repair kit that contains self-adhesive fasteners for attaching the lamp’s cord to the wall as well as safety instructions.

You can contact IKEA toll-free at (888) 966-4532 anytime for more information.

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