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Defective IKEA Lamps Linked to Multiple Injuries

As San Diego product liability lawyers, we want to share an important recall involving another IKEA product. The popular retailer recently announced that defective HYBY and LOCK ceiling lamps have caused 11 injuries.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the plastic retaining clips that secure the glass shades to the lamp housings can break and allow the glass shades to fall, posing a laceration hazard. The recall involves approximately 840,000 lamps.

Worldwide, Ikea has received 224 reports of incidents of retaining clips breaking and glass shades falling from the lamps, 11 of which resulted in injuries. To date, no injuries have been reported in the United States.

The recall involves Ikea HYBY and LOCK ceiling lamps, which were sold at IKEA stores worldwide as well as on the retailer’s website. The HYBY lamp was sold from October 2012 through January 2016 for about $13, while the LOCK lamp was sold from November 2002 through January 2016 for about $5.

As described by the CPSC, the lamps have domed white frosted glass shades and three plastic clips that attach the shade to steel electrical lamp housings. The HYBY has a shade that is 15 inches in diameter and decorated with four opaque concentric lines. The LOCK has a shade that is 10 inches in diameter. The type number and the model name of the lamps are located on a label attached to the electrical lamp housing. The HYBY is type number T1011 and the LOCK is type number T0201.

Given the risk of injury, consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ceiling lamps, uninstall them, and return them to any IKEA store for a full refund.