IKEA is recalling thousands of its mirrors after finding risks of a 'laceration hazard'. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Health Canada, and IKEA themselves, the plastic fittings which hold the LETTAN mirror in place are liable to snap.
This is an ongoing issue with these mirrors, and thousands were recalled in March of this year for the same flaw. There has been minor property damage and one minor injury, but over the two product recalls there have been 65 reported incidents of this fault.
The recall affects all sizes of this mirror, which are 38x23, 38x31, 38x39 and 28x47 inches; any mirror with a date stamp before and including '2105' should be returned for replacement wall fittings, or a full refund without a receipt.
IKEA recall - what to do now
This recall affects around 37,000 mirrors in the United States and around 28,000 mirrors in Canada. It's not all IKEA mirrors; only the 'LETTAN' model is affected.
If you own an IKEA mirror, the first thing you need to do is take the mirror down from your wall. You should then check the model name and number. If it's a LETTAN mirror, the next thing to do is check the date stamp.
IKEA says that the recall affects 'all LETTAN date stamps before and including 2105', so if your mirror has a date stamp below 2105, it's subject to the recall. The latest 'expansion of recall' announced by IKEA since the original recall in March is that this also applies to 'mirrors with supplier number 21944, date stamps before and including 2325'.
The mirrors were sold in North American stores and on IKEA's website. If you bought an IKEA mirror between December 2019 and June 2023, you should check the date stamp and contact IKEA for either replacement wall fittings or a full refund.
Can I get a replacement?
IKEA are offering replacement wall fittings. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, IKEA are also offering full refunds. However, you cannot swap your Lettan mirror for a different IKEA mirror.
IKEA recall - more information
There's more information on the IKEA website. American readers can head to the the Consumer Product Safety Commission's page report, and readers in Canada can read the report from Health Canada in English and French.
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