IKEA—SMILA wall mounted lamp
What are the defects?
It has been reported to IKEA that the lamp was involved in a strangulation incident because it was mounted above a cot where the cord was accessible to the child. The lamp is safe when the cord is mounted out of the reach of children.
What are the hazards?
Loose lamp cords can present a strangulation hazard to infants and young children. IKEA has recieved a report of a tragic accident where an infant in a cot died after becoming entangled in the cord of a SMILA wall mounted lamp.
What should consumers do?
IKEA urges all customers that have an IKEA SMILA wall mounted lamp to check immediately that the lamp and cord are out of the reach of children and securely fastened to the wall. Loose lamp cords can present a strangulation hazard to infants and young children.
Customers are asked to contact IKEA to receive a repair kit free of charge containing a warning label, safety instructions and self-adhesive fasteners for fixing the lamp cord to the wall.
Alternatively, consumers may return the product and receive a full refund of the purchase price.
Exclusively at IKEA stores in QLD, NSW, VIC, SA and WA
- 1 April 1999 - 11 December 2013
Recall advertisements and supporting documentation
Energy and utilities unit (NSW) is the responsible regulator for this recall.