IKEA Crib Matress Recall Expanded Over Entrapment Risks
IKEA has expanded a 2014 infant crib mattress recall, to include more than 300,000 units, after a government investigation determined that a greater range of designs may be unreasonably dangerous and defective, potentially allowing infants to become entrapped between the mattress and crib walls.
The IKEA crib mattress recall expansion was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on May 1, after an entrapment risk was identified among models not included in the original recall.
At least two separate reports have been received involving infants who became trapped in the gap between an Ikea mattress and crib wall.
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The original IKEA recall was first announced in January 2014, impacting nearly 170,000 mattresses that the CPSC deemed unsafe due to failure to meet size specifications. According to federal standards, a mattress is deemed to have a defective design if a gap between the mattress and crib ends are larger than two fingers width.
The recall now includes roughly 344,000 IKEA SULTAN and VYSSA crib mattresses sold under the model names SULTAN BLUNDA, SULTAN DRÖMMA, SULTAN SNARKA, SULTAN SUSSA, VYSSA VACKERT, VYSSA VINKA, VYSSA SPELEVINK, VYSSA SLÖA and VYSSA SLUMMER. The recalled mattresses measure 52 inches long and 27 ½ inches wide and are marked with a manufactured date on or before May 4, 2014. Owners can identify the mattresses by the identification label. The label will have the date of manufacture in either Month-DD-YY or YY-WW format.
The CPSC, the International Sleep Production Association (ISPA), and the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) worked jointly in 2013 to create a more stringent standard for crib mattress size requirements. The agencies now require manufacturers to include safety labels to warn customers to make sure their crib mattress properly fits within the crib to prevent children from becoming trapped in open space along the edges.
The recalled mattresses were manufactured in Mexico, China, Poland, and the U.S. under IKEA North America Services LLC., of Conshohocken, Pennsylvania were they were sold exclusively at IKEA stores nationwide and online at www.ikea-usa.com from October 2000 to May 2014, for between $20 and $100.
The CPSC recommends customers immediately stop using the recalled mattresses and inspect them by making sure there is not a gap larger than two fingers between the crib ends and the mattress. If there is such a gap, customers are being asked to return the mattress to any IKEA store for an exchange or a full refund. Customer may also contact IKEA customer service at (888) 966-4532 or view more about the recall by visiting www.ikea-usa.com and navigating to the “Product Recall” link.
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