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IKEA expands children’s lamp recall

An IKEA recall from December has been expanded to include about 3.5 million children’s wall-mounted lamps sold in various style names, shapes and colors from May 1984 to April 2014 in the United States; 30.2 million have been recalled worldwide. Children can get entangled in the electrical cord that hangs from the lamps. The lamps have a cord, about 7 to 8 feet long with either a switch on the cord or a switch located on the lamp.

The following lamp styles are included in the expanded recall: Bilen, Flabb, Kuslig, Ljusning, Minnen, Minnen Fackla, Mys Hjärtlig, Mys Kanin, Mys Måne, Mys Rivig, Piffig, Seglats, Skojig, Smila Bagge, Smila Blomma, Smila Hjärta, Smila Måne, Smila Snäcka, Smila Stjärna, Smila Sjöhäst, Smultron Groda, Smyg, Snoig, Stoja, Sussa, Tassa, and Tassa Natt.

A 15-month-old baby became entangled in the tassa natt lamp’s cord and nearly strangled. This incident, and the death of a 16-month-old baby who died after getting entangled in the smila lamp’s cord, were reported in the previous recall. In both incidents, which occurred in Europe, the lamp cord was pulled into the crib by the infants.

For more information, call IKEA at 888-966-4532 or visit ikea-usa.com and click on the Recall link at the top of the page.

Associated Press

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