San Diego product liability lawyers, we want parents to be aware of an important safety recall. IKEA recently
announced that its PATRULL Nightlight suffers from a serious defect.
While nightlights are intended to help parents and children sleep better,
nearly 400,000 IKEA nightlights could pose significant risks. According
to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the nightlight’s
plastic covering can detach and expose electrical components, posing an
electrical shock hazard. The defective PATRULL nightlights were sold at
IKEA stores nationwide as well as the store’s website from August
2013 to July 2015.
IKEA is aware of one incident where a young Austrian child received an
electric shock after attempting to remove the light from the electrical
outlet when the colored plastic cover detached. The child suffered minor
wounds on the hand. To date, no incidents have been reported within the
For concerned parents, the
CPSC’s recall notice states that the defective PATRULL nightlights come in white, orange and
pink. The nightlights automatically turn on in the dark and off in the
light. Each PATRULL Nightlight has an IKEA logo on the back top near the
sensor. The light has a dome-shaped plastic cover that gives the light
its color and is attached to a white rectangular plastic base. The nightlight
is 2 ¾ inches round and 3 ½ inches deep.
Given the risk of injury, the CPSC advises parents and caregivers to immediately
stop using and unplug the recalled product and contact IKEA for a full refund.