IKEA recalls PATRULL nightlight for risk of injury

BURLINGTON, ON, Aug. 18, 2015 /CNW/ - In co-ooperation with Health Canada, IKEA Canada has initiated a recall of PATRULL nightlights. IKEA urges customers who have a PATRULL nightlight to immediately stop using it and to bring it back to any IKEA store for a full refund.

At IKEA, the safety and security of everyone who comes into contact with our product is of the utmost importance. While there have been no reports of injury in Canada, IKEA has received one report from Austria, where a child was playing with the light and tried to remove it from the socket when he got an electric shock and sustained visible wound on his hand.  

Whenever an IKEA product is involved in an incident we take immediate action. Sales of the product were immediately stopped. IKEA tested samples of more than 600 PATRULL nightlights and they all passed testing, however IKEA has decided to recall the lamp to avoid the risk of any further incidents.

PATRULL nightlight has been sold in Europe and North America since 2013.

Customers should return their PATRULL nightlight at the Returns & Exchange department at their local store or to call Customer Service toll IKEA toll-free 1-800-661-9807. Proof of purchase (receipt) is not required by IKEA for this recall.

IKEA Canada
IKEA is a leading home furnishings retailer with 361 stores in more than 50 countries worldwide, which are visited by 821 million people every year. IKEA Canada has 12 stores which are visited by over 25 million people every year. Last year the IKEA.com websites attracted 1.6 billion visitors. Founded in 1943, IKEA's business philosophy is to offer a wide range of products of good design and function at prices so low, the majority of people can afford them. For more information on IKEA, please visit:www.IKEA.ca.


For further information: Tanya Bevington, IKEA Canada, Tanya.Bevington1@ikea.com


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