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Millions More IKEA Children’s Lamps Recalled

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Did you buy a children’s wall-mounted lamp or nightlight from IKEA? So did a lot of people. Take some time today to see if your child’s light is recalled.

IKEA is recalling about 3.5 million lamps in the U.S., 1.4 million in Canada and 30.2 million worldwide. Children can get tangled and strangle in the electrical cord that hangs from the lamp.

IKEA previously recalled some of these lamps in December 2013. As we reported then, two children, a 16-month-old and a 15-month-old, got tangled in the lamp’s cord while the children were in their cribs. One child died, the other nearly strangled. In both of these instances, which happened in Europe, the children pulled the lamp cords into the crib.

Twenty seven styles of lamps and nightlights are included in the IKEA lamp recall expansion. Here are some of them:

different models of recalled IKEA children's lamps

Take down these lamps until you get and install the free repair kit from IKEA. The repair kit includes self-adhesive fasteners to attach the lamp’s cord to the wall. Here’s IKEA’s contact information:

  • Toll-free phone: (888) 966-4532 anytime
  • Online at www.ikea-usa.com and click on the Recall link at the top of the page for more information.
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Millones más de lámparas IKEA para niños son retiradas

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¿Compró una lámpara de montaje en pared o luz de noche para niños de IKEA? También muchas otras personas lo hicieron. Tómese un momento para determinar si la lámpara de su hijo(a) ha sido retirada del mercado.

IKEA retiró alrededor de 3.5 millones de lámparas en EE. UU., 1.4 millones en Canadá y 30.2 millones en el resto del mundo. Los niños pueden enredarse y estrangularse con el cable eléctrico que cuelga de la lámpara.

IKEA retiró anteriormente estas lámparas en Diciembre 2013. Como entonces informamos, dos niños, uno de 16 meses y otro de 15 meses se enredaron en el cable de la lámpara mientras estaban en sus cunas. Uno de los bebés murió, el otro casi se estrangula. En ambos casos, ocurridos en Europa, los niños jalaron el cable de la lámpara hacia la cuna.

Veintisiete estilos de lámparas y luces de noche se incluyen en la ampliación del retiro de lámparas de IKEA. He aquí algunas de ellas:Diferentes modelos de las lámparas para niños de IKEA

Desmonte estas lámparas hasta que reciba e instale el kit de reparación gratuito de IKEA. El kit incluye sujetadores autoadhesivos para fijar el cable de la lámpara a la pared. He aquí la información de contacto de IKEA:

  • Teléfono gratuito: (888) 966-4532 a cualquier hora.
  • En línea en www.ikea-usa.com y haga clic en el enlace “Recall” en la parte superior de la página para más información.
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Military Families: Know Your Hidden Hazards

The safety of military children should not be sacrificed at home

CPSC joins the Department of Defense (DoD) in supporting military children and recognizing the sacrifices they and their parents make. At CPSC, we want military families to be aware of the hidden hazards that can pose safety risks in military housing. CPSC believes that the safety of military kids should not be sacrificed while in the comfort of their homes. During the DoD’s Month of the Military Child, CPSC urges military families to set aside some time to learn how to prevent tragedies that have taken the lives of too many young children:

Unintentional Poisoning: Reduce the risk of unintentional poisoning in your homes by thinking outside the box and beyond medicine and kitchen cabinets.

Furniture and Appliance Tip-Over: Take simple, low-cost steps to prevent tip-overs of furniture, TVs and appliances.  As we say, “Anchor It and Protect A Child.”

Strangulation: Go cordless with your window blinds and shades to prevent cord strangulations.

Falls from Windows: Always keep in mind that window screens will keep bugs out, but won’t keep children in.

In-Home Drowning: Be aware that children can drown quickly and silently in containers of water inside the home as well as in outdoor pools.

Also, make sure you are using children’s products — like cribs, play yards and strollers — that meet up-to-date safety requirements.

Kids, especially children in military families, have to adapt to a lot of things while growing up. No matter whether you live on or off base, we encourage you to take the simple steps that can prevent these home hazards from hurting your child.

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Before You Start Your Summer Fun, Check for These Recalled Products

Winter is finally giving way to warmer weather. This means kids are playing outside and adults are firing up their grills and working on their lawns. Now would be a good time to check on whether any of your summer products were recalled this past winter. Check out the list of recalled products below. To check other products for safety issues, go to SaferProducts.gov.

Product Photo Product Units Hazard
Char-Broil Grill
Char-Broil Recalls Patio Bistro Gas Grills 69,300 units in U.S. and 1,900 in Canada The electronic ignition on the grill can ignite unexpectedly, posing a burn hazard.
Snoopy150 Snoopy Sno-Cone Machines Recalled by LaRose Industries 102,000 units A brass rivet can fall out of the sno-cone machine’s ice-shaving cylinder and into a sno-cone, posing a risk of injury to the mouth or the teeth.
ToroMower150 Toro Recalls TimeMaster and TurfMaster Lawn Mowers 34,500 units in United States and 1,600 in Canada The mower’s blade can break and injure the user and others nearby.
Solowave Recalls Home Playground Tube Slides with Port Holes Solowave Recalls Home Playground Tube Slides with Port Holes 10,800 in the United States and 9,900 in Canada The plastic port hole-type windows in the tube slide can break, posing a laceration hazard to children.
Sterling Rope Company Recalls Sewn Cords Sterling Rope Company Recalls Sewn Cords 9,200 in the United States and 480 in Canada Sewn cords break at a lower weight than published weight values, posing a fall hazard.
Nationwide Industries Recalls Trident Pool Gate Latches Nationwide Industries Recalls Trident Pool Gate Latches 2,500 units The magnet contained in the striker portion of the latch assembly can come loose, preventing the latch from securing a gate.
Horizon Hobby Recalls Remote Controlled Model Helicopters Horizon Hobby Recalls Remote Controlled Model Helicopters 1,980 units United States and 200 in Canada The tail rotor grip used for securing the tail rotor blade to the tail rotor hub can separate and release from the helicopter, posing a risk of a crash and injury hazard.
Gas Trimmers Recalled by efco Gas Trimmers Recalled by efco 1,400 units in the United States and 166 in Canada The muffler on the trimmer’s engine can break during use and pose a fire hazard.
ClayBowl150 Nantucket Distributing Recalls Clay Bowl Outdoor Fireplaces 1,200 units When fire is lit, pieces of the clay fireplace bowl can blow off of the bowl posing impact and burn hazards
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Ampliación del retiro de baterías recargables usadas en monitores de video Summer Infant

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Puede que no se haya enterado del primer aviso, pero si usa un monitor de video para bebé Summer Infant, asegúrese de revisar el cuarto de su bebé para ver si tiene uno de los modelos con las baterías recargables retiradas del mercado. Este retiro se ha ampliado para incluir 740,000 unidades adicionales y se han reportado incidentes adicionales. Las baterías recargables del monitor pueden sobrecalentarse, causar quemaduras o incluso daño a la propiedad

El aviso de hoy de la Comisión de Seguridad de Productos del Consumidor de EE.UU. (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, CPSC, por su nombre y siglas en inglés) y Summer Infant incluye más de 20 modelos de monitores de video a color portátiles Summer Infant. Lea el retiro del mercado para información sobre los modelos específico y fechas de códigos incluidos.Monitor de video para bebé Summer Infant y etiqueta de advertencia

Summer Infant está suministrando un sobre con franqueo pagado para devolver la batería a cambio de una batería de reemplazo gratis.

Deje de usar los monitores de video inmediatamente, saque las baterías del monitor y llame a Summer Infant al (800) 426-8627 para obtener la batería de reemplazo gratis. El monitor puede continuar usándose conectando el cable de alimentación a la corriente alterna. Ayúdenos a pasar la voz sobre el retiro del mercado de las baterías y alentar a cuidadores de bebés, abuelos y centros infantiles a que aprovechen el remedio ofrecido a través del retiro.

Le recordamos también que puede obtener notificación directa por correo electrónico de retiros de productos en Subscriptions | CPSC.gov.

Respecto a los cables tradicionales de monitores de bebés, lo instamos a mantenerlos a por lo menos 3 pies de distancia de la cuna de su bebé para evitar el riesgo de estrangulación. He aquí un video que muestra por qué:

Reproductor de video con dicho video: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Newsroom/Multimedia/?vid=61721

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