IKEA Recalls Children's Bed Canopies Due to Strangulation Hazard

IKEA Recalls Children's Bed Canopies Due to Strangulation Hazard
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April 23, 2014

IKEA has issued a recall of approximately 2.6 million children's bed canopies sold worldwide (roughly 255,000 of the recalled bed canopies were sold in the United States).

An infant or young child could potentially get entangled at the neck in the canopy's fabric, posing a strangulation hazard.

The recalled canopies are made 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.

The children's bed canopies affected by this recall will all bear one of the following article numbers: 201.078.30, 201.308.78, 901.376.40, 201.758.38, 701.376.41, 101.376.39, 928.165.95, 600.506.81, 900.877.58, 501.076.78 or 902.367.15.

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 recalled children's bed canopies were sold at IKEA stores and online from August 1996 through March 2014. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled canopies and return them to any IKEA store for a full refund.

For more information on this recall, contact IKEA toll-free at 888-966-4532.