IKEA Canada Voluntarily Recalls for Repair SMILA wall mounted lamps

Repair Kit is Available Through All IKEA Canada Locations

BURLINGTON, ON, Dec. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - IKEA Canada has initiated a voluntary recall for repair on all SMILA wall mounted lamps today. There have been no reports of injury in Canada, however, IKEA has received a report of a tragic accident from Scotland where an infant in a crib died after becoming entangled in the cord of a SMILA wall mounted lamp.

At IKEA, the safety and security of everyone who comes into contact with our product is a top priority.  IKEA asks that all customers who have a SMILA wall lamp to check that the lamp and cord are out of reach of children when in a crib or playpen and securely fastened to the wall.  Customers can visit their local IKEA store for a free repair kit containing a warning label, safety instructions and self-adhesive fasteners for fixing the lamp cord to the wall.

Name of product:     SMILA wall mounted lamps
       
Units:     1.1M pieces in Canada
       
Distributor:     IKEA
       
Hazard:     Loose lamp cords can present a strangulation hazard to infants and young children
       
Incidents/Injuries:     While there have been no injuries in Canada, IKEA has received a report of a tragic accident from Scotland where an infant in a crib died after becoming entangled in the cord of a SMILA wall mounted lamp.
       
Description:     This recall involves SMILA wall mounted lamps, all model numbers and date stamps.
       
Sold exclusively at:     IKEA globally from July 1999 to May 2013.
       
Manufactured in:     Lithuania, China and the US
       
Remedy:     Visit any IKEA Canada store for a free repair kit. Customers can also contact IKEA (toll-free) 1-800-661-9807 to receive a free repair kit.
       
Consumer Contact:     For additional information, contact IKEA toll-free at (800) 661-9807 or visit www.IKEA.ca

 

SOURCE: IKEA Canada

For further information:

Media Contact:

Madeleine Löwenborg-Frick
Corporate Communications Manager
IKEA Canada
Madeleine.lowenborg-frick@ikea.com
905-637-9440 x6378


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