IKEA has issued a massive recall of popular SMILA wall-mounted lamps.
In total, 23 million lamps are being recalled due to child-safety concerns. The recall comes after reports of babies being choked or strangled by the lamp’s chord. One 16-month-old baby from the UK choked on the IKEA lamp’s cable and died.
So which IKEA SMILA lamps are being recalled and what should you do to protect your baby? Let’s find out.
Popular IKEA Crib Lamps Get Recalled
SMILA lamps are a popular IKEA product intended to light a baby’s crib. They come in many shapes and sizes. Think seahorses, seashells, and stars. According to one estimate, these lamps have been sold to over 20 million consumers across the globe.
The lamps have a cable that run to the wall. However, the cables are not secured and this is a serious child-safety concern.
There are reports that children have grabbed the lamp and pulled the cable into the crib. A 16-month-old toddler died when they became entangled in the lamp’s cable.
In response to this, IKEA and the Consumer Product Safety Commission stepped in with a product recall.
Consumer Product Safety Commission Steps In
While the majority of the SMILA lamps being recalled are outside of the U.S. and Canada, some 3 million lamps are scattered throughout North American houses.
After reports of babies choking on the lamp came to light, IKEA and the Consumer Product Safety Commission stepped in.
Here’s what the Consumerist reports:
“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.”
If you’re wondering if your SMILA lamp is among the recalled models, check below for the official recall list. The article number is printed on the lamp’s packaging.
- SMILA STARNA: Shape of a blue star. Article Number: 501.944.49 or 500.108.79.
- SMILA MANE: Shape of the a yellow moon. Article Number: 701.944.48 or 700.108.40
- SMILA BLOOMA: Shape of a pink or white flower. Article Number: 901.944.47 or 000.979.50 for pink flower. 300-746-50 for white flower.
- SMILA HJARTA: Shape of a red heart. Article Number: 202.256.59 or 801.993.13
- SMILA BAGGE: Shape of a green bug. Article Number: 101.944.46 or 700.728.71
- SMILA SNACKA: Shape of a blue seashell. Article Number: 400-982-50
- SMILA SJOHAST: Shape of an orange seahorse. Article Number: 900-982-43
IKEA and the Consumer Product Safety Commission say that consumers should stop using the recalled lamps immediately.
Consumers are also advised to contact IKEA for free repair kits. The repair kits include self-adhesive fasteners for safely attaching the lamp’s power cable to the wall. It’s also a good idea to make sure there aren’t any loose items near your baby’s crib that they may choke on.
What Do You Think?
Do you own a SMILA lamp from IKEA? Have you had any issues with the lamp being pulled into the crib? Let us know in the comments section!
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