If you own IKEA's , watch your head — literally. The company has recalled both of these designs after reports that the glass shades have been falling from the ceiling, resulting in 224 incidents, 11 injuries, and one person who reportedly needed stitches after a particularly unfortunate accident.
In a statement on their : "IKEA takes product safety very seriously. All our products are tested to and comply with applicable testing standards and legislation. In spite of this we have received reports that LOCK and HYBY ceiling lamps have fallen." Therefore, the Swedish retailer will provide full refunds to anyone who owns either of these products — no proof of purchase required (whew).
But why exactly are these shades falling? After further investigation, the Consumer Product Safety Commission says the problem is with the plastic retaining clips that secure the glass shades to the lamp housings. Apparently, they've been breaking and therefore the glass is not securely attached, posing a potential hazard to owners.
Though both of these classic designs have been on the market for a relatively long time (the LOCK since 2002 and the HYBY since 2012), you might want to trade yours in for a new model. Hey, it's better to be safe than sorry.