Line of Nightlights Recalled By IKEA Due to Shock Hazard
IKEA is recalling a line of nightlights due to concerns over safety.
The Swedish furniture and appliance giant made the decision to withdraw the PATRULL Nightlight line from stores after discovery that the nightlight's plastic covering can detach and expose electrical components. This poses an electrical shock hazard.
IKEA is recalling about 280,000 units in the United States, while about 80,000 are being recalled in Canada. The PATRULL light comes in white, orange, and pink. The nightlights automatically turn on in the dark and off in the light. Each PATRULL Nightlight has an IKEA logo on the back top near the sensor. The light has a dome-shaped plastic cover that gives the light its color and is attached to a white rectangular plastic base.
IKEA has received one report from Austria where a young child tried to remove the light from the electrical outlet when the colored plastic cover detached. The child received an electric shock and minor wounds on the hand. No incidents have been reported within the US.
The PATRULL nightlight was sold in IKEA stores nationwide and online from August 2013 to July 2015 for about $4.
Last month, IKEA came under fire for announcing a "repair program" instead of a "recall" in response to several chests and dressers posing a tip-over hazard.
Consumers should immediately stop using and unplug the nightlight and contact IKEA for a full refund. Customers can contact the company at (888) 966-4532.