IKEA has recalled its range of bed canopies designed to suspend above children’s beds following reported cases of injuries and entanglement.
The canopies are designed to suspend over a cot, toddler or junior bed. According to the ACCC, the canopy netting can be pulled into a cot or bed and become entangled around an infant or child’s neck, posing a potential strangulation hazard.
The worldwide recall includes more than 2.8 million products sold since 1996, covering the Legendarisk, Minnen, Barnslig Boll, Minnen Brodyr, Himmel, Fabler, Tissla and Klammig models.
IKEA spokeswoman Ylva Magnusson said that while no children have suffered serious injuries as a result of getting caught in the canopies, some children have had minor injuries.
“As a safety measure we are recalling the products,” she added.
The company asked customers who have bought the canopies to return them to Ikea stores around the world for a full refund.
“We apologise for any possible inconvenience this may cause, but safety is always the highest priority for IKEA,” a company statement read.
The recall comes just months after similar strangulation warnings about their popular range of SMILA wall-mounted children’s lamps.
In that case, 23 million items were recalled following the death of a 17-month-old in Glasgow.