|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 1, 2011
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 966-4532
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983
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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