If you’ve recently purchased an IKEA brand night-light for your child’s rooms, you may want to check the model. Furthermore, IKEA has recalled more than 400,000 lights due to an electric shock hazard. The plastic covering on the light can detach and expose the electrical wires thus causing the shock hazard.
If you have the light in your home, consumers are urged to stop using them at once and return it to an IKEA store for a full refund. Overall 359,000 lights were sold in the U.S. and another 83,000 in Canada. The Patrull Nightlights come in white, orange and pink colors and are included in the recall; all have an IKEA logo on the back top by the sensor. In addition, the lights are dome-shaped with a plastic cover, which emanated whichever color is attached to the plastic base.
Thus far one report of an injury was made from Austria when a child tried to remove the light from the outlet when the plastic cover was detached. The child was shocked, and suffered minor injuries on his or her hand. No other injuries have been reported from the recall.
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