IKEA Recalls Wardrobe Mirror Doors Due to Laceration Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 1, 2011
Release #12-026
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 966-4532
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983

IKEA Recalls Wardrobe Mirror Doors Due to Laceration Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: PAX AURLAND wardrobe mirror doors

Units: About 1,700 in the United States and 500 in Canada

Importer/Retailer: IKEA North America Service, of Conshohocken, Pa.

Hazard: The mirror glass can detach unexpectedly from the wardrobe door, fall and shatter, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: IKEA has received reports of 14 incidents, including one minor injury in Europe. No incidents have been reported in the U.S. or Canada.

Description: This recall involves a wardrobe door with full-length glass mirror with model number 101-604-51, supplier number 12650 and production weeks 1039 through 1048 (YYWW). The product name "PAX AURLAND" and "IKEA" and production week are printed on the rear of the mirror door on the lower edge. The mirror door is made of foil-coated particleboard and the mirror of glass. The mirror is secured with metal fastenings at top and bottom. The mirror door measures about 191/2 inches wide, 93 inches high and 7/8 inches thick.

Sold exclusively at: IKEA stores nationwide from October 2010 through September 2011 for about $60.

Manufactured in: Sweden

Remedy: Consumers should immediately contact their local IKEA store for instructions on returning the mirror wardrobe door for a free replacement door.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact IKEA toll-free at (888) 966-4532 anytime, or visit the firm's website at www.ikea-usa.com

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1444

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Detail of door rear showing model identification