IKEA is recalling more than 250,000 of its Children’s bed canopies for potential strangulation hazards. An infant or young child can get entangled at the neck in the canopy’s fabric, posing a strangulation hazard.
This recall involves IKEA children’s bed canopies. The canopies are made out of mesh fabric and hang from the ceiling onto a child’s crib or bed. They measure about 7 ft. long and about 2 ft. in diameter. The canopy’s name is printed on the washing instructions label sewn onto the bottom of the fabric.
There have been nine reports worldwide of children getting entangled in the bed canopies, including one in the U.S. involving a 7-month-old girl who pulled the canopy’s fabric into her crib and wrapped it around her neck several times.
The canopies were sold at IKEA stores and online at www.ikea-usa.com from August 1996 – March 2014 for between $10 and $30.
Company Contact Information for a refund: IKEA toll-free at (888) 966-4532 anytime or online at www.ikea-usa.com and click on the recall link at the top of the page for more information.