Infant's death prompts Ikea to expand lamp recall

The IKEA store in Ottawa is pictured. (ERROL MCGIHON/QMI AGENCY)

The IKEA store in Ottawa is pictured. (ERROL MCGIHON/QMI AGENCY)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:40 PM ET

Ikea has expanded its recall of wall-mounted children's lamps linked to the accidental death of one infant and the near strangulation of another in Europe.

No injuries have been reported in Canada, where about 1.4 million of the items were sold between May 1984 and April 2014 in store and online.

A 16-month-old child in Scotland died after becoming entangled in the lamp cord, which the baby had pulled into its crib. In a similar case, a 15-month-old child nearly strangled. In December, Ikea initially recalled the Smila wall-mounted lamp, which came in shapes including a pink flower, orange seahorse and green bug.

On Tuesday, Ikea added two dozen other wall-mounted lamp styles to the recall.


Click here to see the full list of recalled lamps.

The company urged customers to ensure the lamp and cord are out of reach of children, and visit any Ikea store to get a free repair kit with self-adhesive fasteners to affix the lamp cord to the wall.


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