IKEA Recalling 169,000 Crib Mattresses after Reports of Entrapped Infants
About 169,000 crib mattresses sold by IKEA are being recalled for posing an entrapment hazard.
The Swedish company issued the recall for the VYSSA style crib mattress after two reports of infants becoming entrapped between the mattress and the ends of the crib. The infants did not sustain any injuries.
The recall affects IKEA VYSSA style crib mattresses in five models: VACKERT, VINKA, SPELEVINK, SLÖA and SLUMMER. The mattresses were manufactured on May 4, 2014 or earlier. An identification label attached to the mattress cover has the date of manufacture in Month-DD-YYYY format and the VYSSA model name. They were sold exclusively at IKEA stores nationwide and online from August 2010 to May 2014 for about $100.
A gap between the mattress and the end of the crib larger than two-finger-width is an indication of a defective mattress.
Consumers should inspect the recalled mattress 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.
For more information, contact IKEA at (888) 966-4532.