Ikea issues recall on bed canopy

Consumer sinstructed to stop using product immediately


Ikea has issued a recall on their children's bed canopy. An infant or young child can get entangled at the neck in the canopy's fabric, which poses a strangulation hazard.

The canopies are made out of mesh fabric and hang from the ceiling onto a child's crib or bed. They measure about 7 feet long and 2 feet in diameter. The canopy's name is printed on the washing instructions label sewn onto the bottom of the fabric.

There have been nine reports worldwide of children getting entangled in the canopies, including one in the U.S. that involved a 7-month-old who pulled the canopy's fabric into her crib and wrapped it around her neck.

Consumers should stop using the product unless otherwise instructed and return them to any Ikea store for a full refund.

About 250,000 were sold in the U.S., 7,000 in Canada and 2.6 million worldwide.

The children's bed canopy were available at Ikea stores nationwide and online from August1996- March 2014.

The consumer can contact Ikea for information 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.