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IKEA Recalls 23 Million Children's Lamps Worldwide

Lamps recalled after injuries to infants

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    CPSC/IKEA
    Three of eight designs of a recalled IKEA children's lamp.

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission and IKEA North America have announced a worldwide recall of 23 million wall-mounted children's lamps after incidents were reported where infants became entangled in the lamp's cord.

    There were two reported incidents in Europe involving the product, including one where a 16-month-old child died after becoming entangled by the lamp cord. No reported injuries of this nature were reported in North America.

    The SMILA-series lamps were sold exclusively through IKEA at their stores, online and through their catalog from 1999 through May 2013.

    Lamps came in eight designs, including "blue star, yellow moon, pink flower, white flower, red heart, green bug, blue seashell and an orange seahorse," according to an IKEA press release.

    Consumers are asked to immediately stop using the recalled lamp and to contact IKEA for a free repair kit.

    The lamps were made in the United States, Lithuania, and China, according to the CPSC. The consumer organization said 2.9 million of the lamps were sold in the United States with an additional 1.1 million sold in Canada. Worldwide sales of the lamps over the four year period was 23 million.