Both IKEA North America and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have announced a worldwide recall of 23,000,000 children’s lamps.
The lamps, which hang on the wall, were recalled after two separate incidents of infants becoming entangled in the cord were reported–one of which resulted in the death of a 16-month-old child. No injuries have been reported in North America so far.
The lams are labeled as “SMILA-series,” and were sold exclusively at IKEA (in stores, online, and through the catalog) from 1999 through May of 2013. They come in designs such as “blue star, yellow moon, pink flower, white flower, red heart, green bug, blue seashell and an orange seahorse.”
IKEA asks that consumers immediately stop using the recalled lamp, and contact IKEA for a free repair kit.