IKEA, the world-renowned furniture retailer, will recall over 50 thousand wall-mounted children's lamps in China, due to the threat of electric shock, reports The Paper.
The three recalled lamps are from the SMILA series. Due to a design defect, wires may come out of the switch box causing exposure of the electric wires.
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Earlier this year, IKEA received a report from China, stating that two children had received electric shocks after accidentally touching the exposed wires. Thankfully, they were not seriously harmed and these are the only two reports received regarding the threat.
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IKEA has notified all stores in mainland China to cease selling the potentially-perilous wall-mounted lamps. Online sales of the lamps have also been halted, with the entry of the items leading to a general page of children's furniture.
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IKEA has asked customers to undertake a thorough examination of any SMILA lamps they have in their homes. If exposed wires are found, they are welcome to return the lamps. The recall will last until December 18, 2018.
Parents are urged to thoroughly inspect these lamps for faulty wires. Image via IKEA
This is not the first time that IKEA has recalled furniture due to potential hard towards children. Last year, the retailer called back dressers which are found to easily tip over if not correctly installed and affixed to a wall. Before the recall, the dresser had claimed the lives of eight toddlers. Somehow, the callback excluded China and caused controversy across the country.
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