Recall Alert: IKEA CALYPSO Ceiling Lamps Shades May Detach and Fall

IKEA has received reports of injury from the shade falling on consumers

Recall Alert: IKEA CALYPSO Ceiling Lamps Shades May Detach and Fall
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September 28, 2018

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced the recall of about 37,000 IKEA CALYPSO ceiling lamps. The glass shade can detach and fall, posing a hazard to consumers.

What's the problem?

This recall involves IKEA CALYPSO ceiling lamp units with manufacturing date codes between 1625 and 1744. The manufacturing date code is printed on a sticker on the light bulb socket base plate.

IKEA has received 19 reports of the glass shade detaching and falling, resulting in three minor injuries, including bumps and cuts. The product was manufactured in China and sold nationwide and from August 2016 to July 2018 for about $30.

What happens next?

The recall affects products with specific date codes. To check, carefully pull out the movable arm while supporting the glass shade to prevent it from falling. Remove the lamp shade while continuing to hold the movable arm. If you see a manufacturing date code between and 1625-1744 (YYWW), your product is affected by this recall. Please use caution when removing the lamp shade to see the sticker and code.

Immediately stop using the recalled ceiling lamps and return them to any IKEA store for a full refund or replacement lamp. Proof of purchase (receipt) is not required.

Anyone with questions can contact IKEA toll-free at (888) 966-4532. IKEA's recall number is 18-240.