Children’s bed canopies sold at IKEA are part of a massive worldwide recall.
The Consumer Products Safety Commission says about 255,000 of the bed canopies are being recalled in the United States over strangulation concerns. The recall affects 2.6 million items worldwide.
Federal officials say 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.
The canopies were sold at IKEA stores and online from August 1996 through March 2014 for between $10 and $30.
If you have purchased a recalled canopy, you should stop using it and return it to any IKEA store for a full refund.