IKEA Recalls Ceiling Lamps Due to Falling Hazard
IKEA has placed a mass recall on their 'LOCK' and 'HYBY lamps due to repeated complaints of the lamp shades falling and causing injuries.
About the IKEA Ceiling Lamp Recall
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that the plastic clips which keep the glass shades in place can fail, allowing the glass shades to fall.
So far, there are 224 cases of the lamp shades falling, with eleven instances resulting in injury to consumers.
It's highly advised that the customers do not try to remove the lamps themselves.The recall affects 840,000 ceiling lamps in the United States and an additional 427,000 units in Canada.
Description of the Recalled Ceiling Lamps
The following information was provided the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC):
- Both the HYBY and the LOCK ceiling lamps have domed white frosted glass shades – these shades are held in place by three plastic clips which attach directly to the steel electrical lamp housing.
- The HYBY shade is 15 inches in diameter and houses two light bulbs.
- The LOCK has a shade that is 10 inches in diameter and houses one light bulb.
- The LOCK and HYBY models were both made in China and have been sold since 2002 and 2012, respectively