IKEA nightlights recalled due to shock hazard


A child's nightlight is supposed to give him or her a sense of security at night.

However, IKEA is recalling about 359,000 nightlights in the United States, plus another 83,000 in Canada. The product affect is called the PATRULL nightlight, and they come in orange, pink, and white.

The plastic covering on the nightlight can come off and expose electrical components, posing an electrical shock hazard. That's what happened to a child in Austria who was trying to pull the nightlight from an outlet. Luckily, the injuries were minor. So far, no incidents have been reported in the United States.

According to the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission, parents should stop using the nightlights immediately, and return them to IKEA for a full refund.

Product description, more details:

This recall affects all PATRULL Nightlights. The nightlights automatically turn on in the dark and off in the light. Each PATRULL Nightlight has an IKEA logo on the back top near the sensor. The light has a dome-shaped plastic cover that gives the light its color and is attached to a white rectangular plastic base. The nightlight is 2 ¾ inches round and 3 ½ inches deep.

They were sold at IKEA stores nationwide and online at www.ikea-usa.com from August 2013 to July 2015 for about $4.

If you need more information you can contact IKEA toll-free at 888-966-4532 anytime or online at www.ikea-usa.com and click on Press Room at the bottom
of the page then Product Recalls at the top of the page for more information.

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