IKEA recalls ceiling lamps over laceration hazard
Clips can break, causing glass shades to fall
IKEA is recalling two ceiling lamps because plastic retaining clips that secure the glass shades to the lamp housings can break and allow the glass shades to fall.
This recall involves Ikea HYBY and LOCK ceiling lamps. The lamps have domed white frosted glass shades and three plastic clips that attach the shade to steel electrical lamp housings. The HYBY has a shade that is 15 inches in diameter and decorated with four opaque concentric lines.
he lamp housing holds two light bulbs. The LOCK has a shade that is 10 inches in diameter. The lamp housing holds one light bulb. Type number and the model name of the lamps are on a label attached to the electrical lamp housing. The HYBY is type number T1011 and the LOCK is type number T0201.
Ikea has received 224 reports of incidents worldwide of retaining clips breaking and glass shades falling from the lamps, including with 11 injuries. Three incidents with no injuries were reported in the U.S.
What you should do
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ceiling lamps, uninstall them and return them to any IKEA store for a full refund.
IKEA stores worldwide and online at www.ikea-usa.com from October 2012 through January 2016 for about $13 for the HYBY ceiling lamp, and from November 2002 through January 2016 for about $5 for the LOCK ceiling lamp.
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