IKEA recalls 2.6M kid's bed canopies due to strangulation hazard
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- IKEA is recalling 2.6 million bed canopies sold worldwide because of a strangulation hazard.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the recall is because at least nine children have gotten tangled up in the mesh canopies including a 7-month-old girl in the U.S. who got the canopy wrapped around her neck several times.
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.
There are several different designs involved in this recall. For images of the canopies, click here.
The canopies were sold at IKEA stores nationwide and online from August 1996 through March 2014 for between $10 and $30.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled children's bed canopies and return them to any IKEA store for a full refund.
You can also call 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.