The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in conjunction with IKEA North America Services LLC, of Conshohocken, Pa., has announced a voluntary recall of about 442,000 PATRULL Nightlight(359,000 and 83,000 were sold in Canada) because the nightlight’s plastic covering can detach and expose electrical components, posing an electrical shock hazard.
IKEA has received one report from Austria where a young child tried to remove the light from the electrical outlet when the colored plastic cover detached. The child received an electric shock and minor wounds on the hand. No incidents have been reported within the US.
This recall affects all PATRULL Nightlights. 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.
Consumers should immediately stop using and unplug the recalled product and contact IKEA toll-free at 888-966-4532 anytime or online at www.ikea-usa.com and click on Press Room at the bottom of the page then Product Recalls at the top of the page for more information on how to receive a full refund.