Fall, Laceration Hazard Prompts IKEA Ceiling Lamp Recall
Two models of ceiling lamps from IKEA are being recalled due to safety concerns.
The furniture and home goods manufacturer is recalling its HYBY and LOCK ceiling lamps. The plastic retaining clips that secure the glass shades to the lamp housings can break and allow the glass shades to fall, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.
Worldwide, Ikea has received 224 incident reports -- including 11 injuries -- caused by the retaining clips breaking and glass shades falling from the lamps. Of those reports, three were in the United States, but none included injuries.
The lamps have domed white frosted glass shades and three plastic clips that attach the shade to steel electrical lamp housings. The HYBY has a shade that is 15 inches in diameter and holds two light bulbs. The LOCK's shade is 10 inches in diameter and houses one bulb. Type number and the model name of the lamps are on a label attached to the electrical lamp housing. The HYBY is type number T1011 and the LOCK is type number T0201.
The lamps were sold at IKEA stores and online from October 2012 through January 2016 for about $13 for the HYBY, and from November 2002 through January 2016 for about $5 for the LOCK.
IKEA is including about 840,000 lamps in this recall.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ceiling lamps, uninstall them and return them to any IKEA store for a full refund.
Customers with questions about this recall can contact IKEA at (888) 966-4532.
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