Although the role of a parent is no easy task, being aware of unsafe products that can potentially harm a child can reduce some of the stress associated with parenting. A parent’s utmost concern should be the well-being of their child, and therefore it is important for parents to stay informed about current product recalls. Keep reading to learn about an unsafe IKEA product that was currently taken off the market.
IKEA Recalls Children’s Bed Canopies
On March 20, 2014, IKEA issued a recall of over 2.6 million children’s bed canopies worldwide. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), “An infant or young child can get entangled at the neck in the canopy’s fabric.” This can pose a strangulation hazard to children.
Information About The Recalled IKEA Children’s Bed Canopies
- Product Name: IKEA children’s bed canopies
- Manufactured in: Czech Republic, Estonia, Lithuania and Vietnam
- Importer: IKEA North America Services LLC, of Conshohocken, Pa.
- Units: About 255,000 in the United States, 7,000 in Canada and 2.6 million worldwide
- Places Sold:
- IKEA stores nationwide
- Online at www.ikea-usa.com
- Dates Sold: From August 1996 through March 2014
- Price of Product: Between $10 and $30
Click to view pictures of the recalled IKEA Children’s Bed Canopies.
Incidents And Injuries To Date
- There have been nine reports of children getting entangled in the bed canopies
- According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, one of the above reports involves “a 7-month-old girl who pulled the canopy’s fabric into her crib and wrapped it around her neck several times.”
If you have purchased the aforementioned recalled IKEA children’s bed canopies, you should stop using it immediately. Furthermore, you should return them to any IKEA store for a full refund.
For information on the recall, consumers can contact IKEA toll-free at (888) 966-4532. Consumers may also contact the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) by calling (800) 638-2772.
Has Your Child Suffered Injuries Due To A Recalled IKEA Children’s Bed Canopy?
If your child was injured as a result of these recalled bed canopies, you may be entitled to recover compensation for his or her injuries. Many of the attorneys at LawInfo.com offer free initial consultations, so it would be advantageous to speak to a products liability attorney for guidance.
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