IKEA Recalls Children’s Bed Canopies Due to Strangulation Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Children’s bed canopies

Hazard: An infant or young child can get entangled at the neck in the canopy’s fabric, posing a strangulation hazard.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact: IKEA toll-free at (888) 966-4532 anytime or online at www.ikea-usa.com<http://www.ikea-usa.com> and click on the recall link at the top of the page for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 255,000 in the United States, 7,000 in Canada and 2.6 million worldwide

Description: 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.

Photos and Styles are available at: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/IKEA-Recalls-Childrens-Bed-Canopies

Incidents/Injuries: 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.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled children’s bed canopies and return them to any IKEA store for a full refund. Sold exclusively at: IKEA stores nationwide and online at www.ikea-usa.com<http://www.ikea-usa.com> from August 1996 through March 2014 for between $10 and $30.

Importer: IKEA North America Services LLC, of Conshohocken, Pa.

Manufactured in: Czech Republic, Estonia, Lithuania and Vietnam

Note: Health Canada’s press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2014/38477r-eng.php

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov<http://www.SaferProducts.gov> or call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov<http://www.cpsc.gov/>, on Twitter @USCPSC<https://twitter.com/USCPSC> or by subscribing to CPSC’s free e-mail newsletters<http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Newsroom/Subscribe/>.

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