A popular IKEA lamp intended to brighten the rooms of millions of children recently lead to the tragic death of one child and another young child's near-death experience. Now, IKEA is recalling millions of the "SMILA" lamps due to the potential strangulation risk posed by the lamp's cord.
How to identify the "SMILA" series wall-mounted children's lamps:
The recall covers 2.9 million of the lamps sold in the U.S. and 1.1 million lamps sold in Canada. The cord of these lamps does not attach to the wall, thereby creating the potential strangulation hazard. Both the 16-month-old child who lost their life and the 15-month-old who suffered severe injuries were strangled by the lamp's cord after pulling it into their cribs and becoming entangled in it.