IKEA Recalls Children’s Bed Canopies Due to Strangulation Hazard

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–March 21, 2014. Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: March 20, 2014
Recall number: 14-137

  • Red pointed canopy top with white mesh fabric
    Red pointed canopy top with white mesh fabric

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.

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.

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.

Canopy Name

Article Number

Description

Photo

 

BARNSLIG Boll 

 

201.078.30 

Red pointed canopy top with white mesh fabric  

   Red pointed canopy top with white mesh fabric 

FABLER 

201.308.78 

White pointed canopy top with multicolored dots and upside-down triangles sewn on the white mesh fabric 

   

White pointed canopy top with multicolored dots and upside-down triangles sewn on the white mesh fabric 

HIMMEL-Blue 

901.376.40 

Blue pointed canopy top with blue mesh fabric

 

  Blue pointed canopy top with blue mesh fabric

HIMMEL-Blue/White

 

201.758.38 

Blue pointed canopy top with white mesh fabric and white clouds  

   Blue pointed canopy top with white mesh fabric and white clouds

HIMMEL-Green

 

701.376.41 

Green pointed canopy top with green leaves and green mesh fabric  

     Green pointed canopy top with green leaves and green mesh fabric

HIMMEL-Pink

101.376.39 

Pink pointed canopy top with pink mesh fabric  

 

    Pink pointed canopy top with pink mesh fabric

KLÄMMIG

928.165.95

Yellow canopy attached to a stand which is clamped to the frame of a crib.

 Yellow canopy attached to a stand which is clamped to the frame of a crib.

LEGENDARISK

 

600.506.81 

White canopy with golden ribbon at the top and crowns printed on sheer white fabric 

 White canopy with golden ribbon at the top and crowns printed on sheer white fabric

 

MINNEN Bed Canopy Set

 

900.877.58 

White canopy with golden swirl decorations printed on the edge of the fabric 

      White canopy with golden swirl decorations printed on the edge of the fabric

 

MINNENBrodyr 

 

501.076.78 

White pointed canopy top with green leaf decorations sewn on the sheer white fabric 

   White pointed canopy top with green leaf decorations sewn on the sheer white fabric

 

TISSLA

902.367.15 

Light pink pointed canopy with pink lace and sequins sewn on the sheer light pink fabric 

   Light pink pointed canopy with pink lace and sequins sewn on the sheer light pink fabric

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 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

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 help 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.

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