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IKEA recalls laceration-prone ceiling lamps

Posted on February 13, 2016 4:07 pm under Product Liability

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website, on February 9, IKEA recalled approximately 840,000 units of its HYBY and LOCK ceiling lamps due to faulty retaining clips. The clips are supposed to secure the glass shades to the lamp housings, but there is a possibility that these fasteners may break and let the glass fall, injuring the consumer.

The faulty ceiling lamp has a white, frosted glass shade, with three plastic clips that secure the shade to the housing. The recall information is as follows:

  • HYBY – 15-inch shade diameter; 4 opaque concentric line decoration; 2 light bulbs; type number T1011
  • LOCK – 10-inch shade diameter; 1 light bulb; type number T0201

Ikea has already been notified of 224 worldwide incidents of the retaining clips breaking and shades falling from the housing; eleven injuries were reported.

Consumers have been asked to stop using the lamps right away and to remove the shades to mitigate risks. Ikea is issuing full refunds upon return of the defective items.

If you have been injured by this extremely dangerous ceiling lamp and are planning to pursue a claim against the manufacturer, discuss your situation with our product liability lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling our Wisconsin offices at (414) 271-0900 to learn how an experienced personal injury attorney can help.