IKEA recalls children's nightlight due to electrical shock hazard

WASHINGTON -- IKEA is offering a refund for more than 350,000 children's nightlights due to an electrical shock hazard.

The nightlight, called the "PATRULL Nightlight," comes in orange, white and pink and automatically turns on in the dark and off in the light. Each nightlight has an IKEA logo on the back near the sensor. The light has a dome-shaped plastic cover and attaches to a white, rectangular plastic base.

IKEA issued the recall because the plastic covering has been known to detach and expose electrical components, posing an electrical shock hazard.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, IKEA received one report from Austria that a young child tried to remove the light from an electrical outlet when the plastic cover detached. The child received an electric sohck and minor wounds on the hand. No incidents have been reported within the U.S., according to the website.


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