IKEA has recalled a track lighting system produced in China and imported by the Conshohocken, Pennsylvania-based IKEA North American Services. The system has a faulty ground connection and can pose an electric shock hazard to those who come into contact with the unit. So far, there have not been any injuries. Approximately 5,000 units were sold in the United States and almost 97,000 units were sold throughout the entire world.
The specific item being recalled is known as the IKEA 365 + Sanda Track. The track, which can power a number of light fixtures along its length, comes in a 28 or 45 inch size. The affected units will contain 21338 as their supplier number, 00149242 or 10149246 as their potential model numbers, and date codes between 1134 and 1213. They retailed for between $15 and $20.
If you purchased a track lighting system mentioned above from IKEA, the sole retailer of the products, between September 2011 and March 2012, you should make plans to return the system to any nearby IKEA. Affected consumers will be able to get a refund on the price of the product or get the track lighting replaced. Until they take the units in, however, consumers are being advised to cease using this lighting system.
Anyone with questions or concerns should contact IKEA directly. No one has been reported to be injured in conjunction with the defective product at this time.