STOCKHOLM (WWJ/AP) – Swedish furniture retailer Ikea is recalling infant and children’s bed canopies because of a strangulation risk.
The company says that after receiving complaints from customers it has identified the risk of potential harm in canopies used to cover cots in the models: Legendarisk, Minnen bed canopy set, Barnslig Boll, Minnen Brodyr, Himmel, Fabler, Tissla and Klammig.
About 2.7 million canopies have been sold in all Ikea markets since 1996.
Ikea said Thursday it was not aware of any reports of “permanent injury,” but that customers had complained of canopy nets being pulled into cots and becoming entangled around infants’ necks.
The furniture giant said it will fully refund customers for the canopy purchases when returned to the retailer.
Anyone who owns one of the affected bed canopies, is urged to stop using it immediately and bring the item back to any IKEA store.
Recalled item details:
LEGENDARISK has article number 600.506.81 and is a white canopy with golden crowns printed on the white fabric.
MINNEN Bed Canopy Set has article number 900.877.58 and is a white canopy with golden swirl decorations printed on the edge of the fabric.
BARNSLIG Boll has article number 201.078.30 and is a white canopy with a red pointed top. MINNEN Brodyr has article number 501.076.78 and is a white canopy with green leaf decorations sewn on the fabric.
HIMMEL canopies come in four colors, all with pointed tops; HIMMEL Green has article number 701.376.41; HIMMEL White/Blue has article number 201.758.38; HIMMEL Blue has article number 901.376.40 and HIMMEL Pink has article number 101.376.39.
FABLER has article number 201.308.78 and is a white canopy with the multicolored dots and upside-down triangles sewn on the fabric.
TISSLA has article number 902.367.15 and is a light pink canopy with pink laces sewn on the fabric. KLÄMMIG has article number 928.165.95 and is a yellow canopy with the stand clamped to the frame of the crib.
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For more information, contact IKEA toll-free at 888-966-4532.