Injury risks prompt recall of night lights, sandals

Photo: Consumer Product Safety Commission

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Thousands of products are being recalled by their manufacturers this week due to various injury risks.

IKEA is recalling close to 400,000 children’s nightlights because the plastic covering can detach and expose electrical components, posing an electrical shock hazard.

Photos: Consumer Product Safety Commission
Photos: Consumer Product Safety Commission

The company received one report of a young child who tried to remove the light from the outlet and received minor injuries from a shock.

Consumers should stop using the nightlights are return them for a full refund.

That recall comes on the heels of another big customer alert from IKEA last month. The company announced it was offering free wall anchoring repair kits for chests and dressers after two children died when their furniture tipped over on top of them.

Consumers can get their free kits by visiting their nearest IKEA store.

More than 50,000 Madewell women’s sandals are being recalled because they’re not actually made well. The metal shank can dislodge and break through the bottom of the outside, posing a falling hazard.

The firm received eight reports of this happening, but so far no injuries.

Consumers should stop wearing the sandals and contact the company for a full refund.

Click through the gallery below to see which types of sandals are impacted by the recall:

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