Health Canada, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and IKEA have announced the recall of the BUSA children’s folding tent due to issues with its steel wire frame. As the sharp wire ends can protrude through tent fabric, the tent causes risk of puncture wounds or lacerations to children.
IKEA received three reports of wire frame deterioration and breakage in Europe and Asia in regards to the tent’s risk, with one resulting in minor injury. Health Canada and the US CPSC have not had a report of any such incidents or injuries to date.
Health Canada has recommended that “consumers should immediately take the tent away from children and return it to their nearest IKEA store for a full refund.”
IKEA Canada has only sold 7,000 of these children’s tents throughout the nation, while 51,000 were sold by IKEA in the US. The product has already been removed from IKEA Canada’s website.
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Involving the folding tent with the model number 90192009, the BUSA children’s folding tent is made of pale green polyester fabric and the frame is made of flat steel wire. Recalled products were sold from August 2011 to September 2011 at IKEA stores in Canada and the US.
IKEA Canada is the Canadian branch of the IKEA retail store that’s well known as providing fashionable furniture and décor products to those more frugally inclined. Offering international home products, IKEA designs easily assembled furniture and is ranked by Reuters as the world’s largest furniture retailer. Started by Ingvar Kamprad in 1943 when he was 17 in Sweden, the company has grown into a thriving enterprise and world renowned brand.