IKEA recalls crib mattresses

Home furnishings retailer IKEA has recalled 169,000 crib mattresses due to risk of entrapment, according to a news release from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The IKEA “Vyssa”-style crib mattress could create a gap between the mattress and crib ends larger than allowed by federal regulations, posing an entrapment hazard to infants. The Vyssa was sold under five model names, all of which have been recalled—Vackert, Vinka, Spelevink, Sloa and Slummer.

The mattresses were manufactured in Mexico and imported by IKEA North America Services LLC, based in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, and sold in IKEA stores nationwide from August 2010 to May 2014, according to the CPSC, which issued the recall notice Jan. 13.

An identification label attached to the mattress shows the model name and date of manufacture. Consumers are advised to 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

There were two reports of infants becoming entrapped between the mattress and an end of the crib; neither child sustained injuries.

Consumers may contact IKEA toll-free at (888) 966-4532 or online at www.ikea-usa.com. Click on the recall link at the top of the page for more information.

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