Recall Roundup: IKEA Children’s Bed Canopies, Grumpy Cat Stuffed Toys, and More
BETHESDA, Md. (March 21, 2014) — Among the most recent batch of recalls announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, some 2.6 million children’s bed canopies sold through IKEA are being recalled.
There are other items that parents may find in their children’s bedrooms as well, including Grumpy Cat stuffed toys, and some other specific rattles and plush animals. See below for information on how to go about getting replacements or refunds, starting with the IKEA recall.
IKEA Children’s bed canopies – An infant or young child can get entangled at the neck in the canopy’s fabric, posing a strangulation hazard. About 255,000 in the United States, 7,000 in Canada and 2.6 million worldwide. 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. Click here for specific model numbers, additional photos, and contact info for replacements or refunds.
Bedz King Bunk Beds with Side Ladder – A protruding corner post on the bunk beds exceeds the 5mm allowed by industry standard, posing an entrapment hazard. About 2,900 units are impacted. The beds were sold in twin over twin, twin over full and full over full combinations and four colors; white, espresso, honey and cappuccino. Click here for specific models, photos, and contact information for repairs.
Ganz: Three styles of Plush Grumpy Cat stuffed animal toys – The stuffed animals’ eyes can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. About 8,200 units are impacted. The firm has received six reports of the eyes detaching from the Grumpy Cat toys. No injuries have been reported. Click here for additional information on this recall.
Vera Bradley Bear Ring Rattles and Bunny Stuffed Toys – The pom-pom tail can detach from the body of the bear rattle and the bunny, posing a choking hazard to young children. About 98,000 units are impacted. Vera Bradley has received two reports that the pom-pom tail detached from the product. No injuries have been reported. Click here for additional information on this recall.