Home furnishings company IKEA has become a popular choice for people in the U.S. and throughout the world. Shoppers appreciate the stores’ simple, inexpensive, yet stylish designs for furniture, rugs and similar objects. However, just as with other retail companies, when IKEA sells a product that does not meet the standards of safety, consumers can unknowingly be put at serious risk.
Sadly, a defective IKEA lamp has led to the death of a toddler and the near-death of another. The company’s North American branch announced a massive recall of the defective product, including four million sold in this part of the world. A total of 23 million of the lamps have been sold worldwide, suggesting that children are still at risk, unless IKEA issues similar recalls in other continents.