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IKEA Recalls Children’s Bed Canopies Due to Strangulation Hazard

Date: 
March 20, 2014
Brand: 
IKEA
Sold At: 

Dive equipment stores nationwide from July 2009 through May 2013 for between $70 and $90. 

Problem:

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

Product Numbers Recalled: 
About 255,000 in the United States, 7,000 in Canada and 2.6 million worldwide
If You Own This Product: 

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled children’s bed canopies and return them to any IKEA store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: 

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.

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.

Manufactured In: 
Czech Republic

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