Ikea Has Recalled Some Popular Crib Mattresses
Retailer Ikea has recalled hundreds of thousands of mattresses used in cribs due to a risk of entrapment, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada.
The recall has happened in two stages: about 169,000 of the company’s VYSSA crib mattresses were recalled in the U.S. in January 2015. That recall has since been expanded to include about 131,000 SULTAN brand crib mattresses in the U.S. and about 44,000 in Canada.
Risk to Infants: They were recalled after Idea received two reports of infants becoming entrapped between the mattress and an end of the crib. The children were removed from the gap without injury.
Model Names: These Ikea SULTAN and VYSSA crib mattresses are sold under a variety of model names, including SULTAN BLUNDA, SULTAN DRÖMMA, SULTAN SNARKA, SULTAN SUSSA, VYSSA VACKERT, VYSSA VINKA, VYSSA SPELEVINK, VYSSA SLÖA and VYSSA SLUMMER.
Description: The recalled mattresses are 52 inches long and 27 ½ inches wide and were manufactured on May 4, 2014 or earlier. An identification label attached to the mattress cover has the date of manufacture in Month-DD-YY format or YY-WW format and the SULTAN or VYSSA model name.
In the YY-WW format, mattresses with a date code of 14-18 or earlier are being recalled. A gap between the mattress and crib ends larger than two finger width is an indication of the defective mattress.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using a recalled mattress and inspect it by making sure there is no gap larger than the width of two fingers between the ends of the crib and the mattress. If any gap is larger, customers should immediately stop using the recalled mattresses and return it to any IKEA store for an exchange or a full refund.
These mattresses were sold exclusively at IKEA stores nationwide and online at www.ikea-usa.com from October 2000 to May 2014, for about $20 to $100.
They were manufactured in: Mexico, Poland, China and the United States.
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