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Strangulation Fears Prompt IKEA Recall of Children's Bed Canopies

Infants, young children can get entangled in fabric posing risk of strangulation.

IKEA is recalling children's bed canopies, like this one pictured here, saying they pose a risk for strangulation in infants and young children. Credit: IKEA
IKEA is recalling children's bed canopies, like this one pictured here, saying they pose a risk for strangulation in infants and young children. Credit: IKEA
By Liz Taurasi

IKEA is recalling more than 2 million children’s bed canopies due to a strangulation hazard,according to a statement released by the company. Anyone owning one of these canopies should stop using it immediately and bring it to any IKEA store for a full refund.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says infants and young children can get entangled at the neck in the fabric of these children’s bed canopies, posing a strangulation risk.

There have been nine reports worldwide of children getting entangled in the canopies, according to the CPSC, including one in the United States where a 7-month-old girl pulled the canopy’s fabric into her crib and wrapped it around her neck several times.

Approximately 2.6 million of these products have been sold worldwide, with about 255,000 in the United States.

The canopies are made of a mesh fabric and hang from the ceiling onto a child’s bed or crib. They measure 7 feet in length and 2 feet in diameter. They were sold at IKEA stores nationwide and online at www.ikea-usa.com from August 1996 through march 2014 for between $10 and $30.

Canopies on the recall list include: LEGENDARISK, MINNEN bed Canopy set, BARNSLIG BOLL, MINNEN Brodyr, HIMMEL, FABLER, TISSLA and KLÄMMIG.The canopy’s name can be found on the washing instructions label sewn into the bottom of the fabric.

View the list of recalled IKEA children’s canopies included in the recall on the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website >>
Shantel March 21, 2014 at 04:08 PM
When they are designing these items shouldn't this come into consideration before it hits the market? A 7 month old child wrapped it around their neck several times. This is too scary!
therese brown March 22, 2014 at 12:17 AM
Seems like common sense to me!
Ex Jolietian March 22, 2014 at 10:23 AM
Natural selection at work.
Delaware Anarchist March 22, 2014 at 12:33 PM
Parents need to do homework and learn about Ikea and FORMALDEHYDE (IN BAULMING FLUID) in their furniture,, and the Federal Formaldehyde law signed by Obama now in effect adopting California regulations for they are the highest in America. Google the highest offenders @ (FORMALDEHYDE IN FURNITURE): Ikea, Pier One, Walmart ect. all have lawsuits actions. And look up Federal Formadehyde Emission Standards pdf.

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