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Ikea recalls Calypso ceiling lamps due to risk of falling shades

Swedish furniture chain Ikea has issued a precautionary recall of its Calypso ceiling lamp, due to safety issues with its glass shade. In a statement on Wednesday, Ikea announced that it is recalling Calypso lamps manufactured between and including the date stamps 1625 and 1744.

Customers who who purchased CALYPSO ceiling lamps after 1st of August 2016, with the affected date stamps, should return the product to an Ikea store for a full refund, said the company. A proof of purchase or receipt is not required.

Even if the probability of an incident is low, the risk is enough for Ikea to recall products from stores. The safety of the customers represents a priority for us, and that’s why we choose to recall the affected lot as a precautionary measure,” said Emilie Knoester, Business Area Manager Lighting and Home smart, IKEA of Sweden.

“Ikea apologises for any inconvenience and wants to thank all customers for their understanding,” said the company in the statement.

There have been customer reports of glass shades falling, but no known incidents have been reported in Romania.

Ikea store from Baneasa, Bucharest, the only one in Romania, has no Calypso lamp for sale and has neither received any complaint from the customers in this regard, the Ikea office in Romania reported.

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