IKEA Recalls Children’s Folding Tent

On October 6th, 2011, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with IKEA, announced a voluntary recall of their BUSA cube-shaped children’s folding tent, due to a potential laceration or puncture hazard.

What do you need to know about this Recall?

This recall involves a cube-shaped children’s folding tent with model number 90192009. The brand name BUSA and IKEA and the model number are printed on a sewn-in label attached to an interior seam in the tent. The tent frame is made of flat steel wire and the tent material is pale green polyester fabric with turquoise, pink and white trim. The tent’s dimensions are: L 28 1/4, W 28 1/4, H 28 1/4. The steel wire frame of the tent can break, producing sharp wire ends that can protrude through the tent fabric, posing a laceration or puncture hazard. Approximately 58,000 total of these tents were produced (51,000 in the U.S. and 7,000 in Canada) and they were sold exclusively in IKEA stores nationwide from August 2011 through September 2011 for about $8 and was manufactured in Vietnam.

As of October 6th, 2011, Three hazardous incidents were reported, including one injury.

What should you do if you own one of these products?

Consumers should immediately take this product away from children and return it to their nearest IKEA store for a full refund. Consumers should also be aware that it is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

For additional information, contact IKEA toll-free at (888) 966-4532 anytime, or visit the firm’s website. Health Canada’s press release is available here