IKEA recalls sofa beds

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Aug. 27 that IKEA has voluntarily recalled about 500 sofa beds because the mattress and seat cushions intended to be used as a mattress failed to meet the federal open–flame mattress standard (16 CFR Part 1633).

Specifically, IKEA is recalling the Karlstad model sofa–bed frame that has article number 801–215–12 and supplier number 20789 with date stamps 0845 through 0927 located on a label attached to the underside of the frame. The sofa beds, with a retail price of about $850, were sold nationwide from November 2008 to July 2009. The mattress topper is not affected by the recall.

The sofa beds were made in Mexico and distributed through IKEA Home Furnishings in Conshohocken, Pa. No injuries associated with the sofa beds have been reported, according to the CPSC.

The CPSC said “consumers should immediately stop using the mattress and cushions and contact IKEA or visit the Returns and Exchange Department at their local IKEA store to arrange free installation of a replacement mattress and seat cushions.”

For additional information, the CPSC tells consumers to contact IKEA at 888–966–4532 or www.ikea–usa.com.

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