IKEA recalls product that could cause burns and electric shock - customers told to 'stop using'

IKEA store

IKEA has shared a recall warning

Sarra Gray

By Sarra Gray

Published: 17/01/2024

- 10:21

Updated: 17/01/2024

- 13:58

IKEA has recalled a product that poses a danger to shoppers

Britons who have bought an IKEA charger have been given a safety warning.

They have been urged to "stop using it" and return to stores.

Product recall

ÅSKSTORM 40W USB charger dark grey

Article number 60461197

IKEA Charger

A charger has been pulled from shelves


The product may be easily damaged causing thermal burns and electric shocks.

Ikea stated: "IKEA has received reports that the power cable may get damaged or broken after being wrapped around the charger, or bent back and forth, after a long period of use. The damaged cable may lead to thermal burns and electric shock.

"At IKEA, the health and safety of our customers is our top priority, therefore ÅSKSTORM 40W USB charger dark grey is being recalled.

"The ÅSKSTORM 40W USB charger dark grey can be identified by the model number ICPSW5-40-1 that is found on the label on the backside of the USB-charger."

A UK Government recall notice added: "The product presents a risk of electric shock as the power cable may get damaged by being bent back and forth over a long period of use, or broken after being wrapped around the charger.

"The product does not meet the requirements of the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016."

Shoppers can return the charger to any IKEA store where they will get a full refund, with no receipt required.

IKEA store

Customers can return the product for a refund


Customers are also asked to contact Customer Services on 0173 352 0006 if they require more information.

IKEA added: "We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause."

A product or item of food can be recalled if it is found there is a safety risk.

Products that pose a risk can also be withdrawn completely by retailers.

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