IKEA recalling thousands of crib mattresses

Two incidents have been reported

(WTNH) – IKEA is recalling about 169,000 crib mattresses due to risk of entrapment.

IKEA VYSSA crib mattresses with the model names VACKERT, VINKA, SPELEVINK, SLÖA and SLUMMER manufactured before May 4, 2014 are being recalled. The company says the mattresses were sold exclusively at IKEA stores and on its website between August 2010 and May 2014. A label attached to the mattress cover has the date of manufacture and the model name on it.

These mattresses can create a gap between the mattress and crib ends larger than allowed by federal regulations, posing an entrapment hazard to infants. IKEA says 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.

IKEA says it has received two reports of infants becoming trapped between the mattress and the crib end. They say those children were not injured.

For more information on the recall, click here.

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