These lamps designed for young children are cute and priced at RMB 49. According to the recall plan filed by IKEA (China) Investment Co., Ltd. to the Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision, the number of products to be recalled in mainland China is 50,197.
As for the reason for this product recall, IKEA said that it received a report from China. Two children had an electric shock after touching the exposed copper wire at the Smilla Sgana wall switch. Fortunately, there was no injury.
However, in many other countries around the world, IKEA has recalled the Smilla series of lamps on a large scale five years ago.
In 2013, a 17-month-old baby in Glasgow, Scotland, was suffocated by Smilla wall lights and another 15-month-old baby was almost killed. IKEA opened the recall process and expanded the recall of the Smila series of lamps in 2014.
According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, IKEA has recalled 23 million Smilla wall lamps worldwide. This figure far exceeds the 50,000 baht that IKEA is expected to recall in China.
IKEA is accustomed to recalling problem products in some countries (such as the United States, Canada, etc.), while in other countries (such as Denmark, Australia, China, etc.) recalls are not active. Such a different approach has often been controversial in the past.
IKEA announces recall of lamps in China
On September 19th, the IKEA China website announced the recall of three children's wall lamps in the SMILA series (Sgana, Manet, Broma).