- IKEA recalls crib mattress due to entrapment hazard
- February 20, 2015
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Major furniture manufacturer IKEA recalled a line of crib mattresses because they could potentially trap infants, according to The Associated Press. The recall followed reports of two infants becoming trapped between the mattress and the end panels of the crib. The children were not injured.
The company recalled 169,000 baby crib mattresses in all, which were sold at IKEA stores from August 2010 to May 2014.
According to The Leaf-Chronicle, the mattresses left a gap of more than two fingers between the end of the product and the crib end. This is against federal regulations and meets the qualifications for a defective product.
Mattress supplier to blame
According to IKEA spokesperson Daniela Rogosic, the recall only pertains to mattresses sold in North America, as the manufacturer of these specific mattresses was different than baby crib mattresses in the rest of the world, reported the AP. While the mattresses are designed for specific IKEA crib models, the company relies on different manufacturers depending on location.
The mattresses were made for IKEA Vyssa cribs, which include the models Vacker, Vinka, Spelevink, Sloa and Slummer.