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IKEA Recalls Crib Mattresses for Entrapment Hazard

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Farren Washington3 years ago

IKEA will recall 169,000 VYSSA style crib mattresses following two separate incidents of infants becoming entrapped between the mattress and an end of the crib.

About the Crib Mattress Recall

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), there is too big of a gap between the mattress and the end of the crib. Luckily, the two children that were entrapped were removed from the situation before any damage could be done, but the company has decided to recall the five mattress models.

Consumers should give the recalled mattress a thorough inspection by making sure there is no gap larger than the width of two fingers between the ends of the crib and the mattress. If the gap is larger than normal, customers should cease the usage of said mattress immediately.

Return the defective product to any IKEA store for an exchange or full refund. If consumers have any further questions or concerns, they can call IKEA directly at (888)966-4532.

Description of Recalled Crib Mattresses

  • Affected mattresses include: the VACKERT, VINKA, SPELEVINK, SLÖA and SLUMMER models. They were manufactured on May 4, 2014 or earlier.
  • The identification label attached to the mattress cover features the following characteristics: The date of manufacture in Month-Day-Year format and the VYSSA model name.
  • The mattresses sold for about $100 at IKEA stores throughout the United States and online from August 2010-May 2014.


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