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|
|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
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