IKEA recalls children’s lamps due to strangulation concerns

These IKEA SMILA lamps are being recalled due to strangulation concerns as of Dec. 12, 2013. (Photo: IKEA)

These IKEA SMILA lamps are being recalled due to strangulation concerns as of Dec. 12, 2013. (Photo: IKEA)

DENVER — A warning for parents from IKEA and the consumer product safety commission: it’s a recall of line of children’s’ lamps which are a strangulation hazard.

Specifically, IKEA is recalling its SMILA wall mounted lamps or any other corded wall mounted lamp. They come in shapes like moons and stars, seahorses, hearts, bugs and flowers, according to the official press release from the store.

The problem is the power cord which runs along the wall. Two infants in Europe pulled the cords into their cribs and became entangled. One of them – a 16-month-old – died.

Ikea says parents should remove the lamps right away, and call them for a repair kit at 888-888-4532.