Do you have these wall-mounted IKEA children’s lamps in your home?
IKEA is recalling these lights and supplying you with free self-adhesive fasteners to attach the lamp’s cord to the wall.
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, the children pulled the lamp cords into the crib.
Take down these lamps until you get and install the free repair kit from IKEA. 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.
This recall is the second in the past month involving cords strangling young children. In November, Angelcare announced a recall to repair movement and sound baby monitors after two deaths. Keep all cords possible at least 3 feet away from your baby’s crib. Here are more @OnSafety blogs explaining various kid/cord issues.
This address for this post is: http://www.cpsc.gov/onsafety/2013/12/ikea-reporting-child-death-involving-wall-mounted-lamp-recall/
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Kids and cords are a dangerous mix! No matter the product—baby monitors, window coverings, or baby movement monitors —cords in little hands can end up strangling a child.
We’re reminding you because today CPSC, in cooperation with Angelcare Monitors Inc., is announcing a recall to repair movement and sound baby monitors after two deaths. A cord attaches the baby monitor sensor pad under the crib mattress with the nursery monitor unit. This cord poses a strangulation risk if the child pulls the cord into the crib and the cord becomes wrapped around the child’s neck.
Angelcare is providing cord covers for Angelcare Movement and Sound Monitors with Sensor pads. These cord covers are designed to prevent a child from pulling the cord into the crib. Make sure to contact Angelcare at (855)355-2643 or www.angelcarebaby.com to get a free cord cover.
Angelcare Movement and Sound Baby Monitor with rigid strips repair kit installed
As for those traditional baby monitor cords, we continue to recommend that you keep these cords and monitors at least 3 feet away from your baby’s crib. Here’s a video that shows why:
This address for this post is: http://www.cpsc.gov/onsafety/2013/11/baby-movement-monitor-recall-a-cord-issue/
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- 165 incidents
- 46 fires
- $2.15 million in property damage.
Don’t let this happen to you:
This property damage is from fires involving recalled dehumidifiers manufactured by Gree Electric Appliances. The recall involves 12 brands of dehumidifiers. The dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke and catch fire.
If you have a dehumidifier in your home, check this recall to see if YOUR dehumidifier is included in the recall. The recalled brands are:
The specific models are listed in this recall notice
If you own one of the recalled products, stop using it and contact Gree for a refund.
This address for this post is: http://www.cpsc.gov/onsafety/2013/09/12-brands-of-dehumidifiers-recalled-serious-fire-and-burn-risk/
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Six retailers are voluntarily recalling all Buckyballs and Buckycubes high-powered magnet sets that they sold. CPSC staff alleges that the magnets pose a substantial risk of injury and death to children and teenagers.
The retailers involved with today’s recall are:
- Barnes & Noble
- Bed Bath & Beyond
- Marbles the Brain Store
These retailers have agreed to participate in the recall because Maxfield & Oberton, the importer of the magnets has refused to participate in the recall of all Buckyballs and Buckycubes.
CPSC began rulemaking in late August to address the serious risks posed by hazardous high-powered magnet sets.
In July 2012 CPSC staff filed an administrative complaint against Maxfield & Oberton after discussions with the company and its representatives failed to result in a voluntary recall plan that CPSC staff considered to be adequate to address the very serious hazard posed by these products. This type of legal action against a company is rare, as this is only the fourth administrative complaint filed by CPSC in the past 11 years.
If you bought these magnet sets from any of the retailers listed above, please contact the retailer for a remedy. All of the retailer contact information is included in this news release.
This address for this post is: http://www.cpsc.gov/onsafety/2013/04/retailers-recall-buckyballs-and-buckycubes/
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In 2012, CPSC staff has learned of about 500 incidents involving children and adults who were injured by single-load laundry packets like those shown above. Children have required hospitalization from ingesting the product due to loss of consciousness, excessive vomiting, drowsiness, throat swelling, and difficulty breathing (requiring intubation).
Do NOT let children handle laundry packets. Keep them locked up and out of a child’s sight and reach.
Read and Share this CPSC Safety Alert.
This address for this post is: http://www.cpsc.gov/onsafety/2012/11/single-load-liquid-laundry-packets-harmful/