IKEA Recalls 169,000 Crib Mattresses After Reports Infants Became Trapped Between Mattress And Crib

IKEA issued the recall of some 169,000 mattresses that could pose a danger to sleeping children.

IKEA issued the recall of some 169,000 mattresses that could pose a danger to sleeping children.

When parents put their child to bed they likely have a reasonable expectation that their kiddo will sleep comfortably and safely. Hundreds of thousands of customers who own certain IKEA crib mattresses might not sleep so soundly, however, after the company issued a recall following reports that the product poses a hazard to infants.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced IKEA will recall 169,000 VYSSA style crib mattresses following two reports of infants becoming entrapped between the mattress and an end of the crib.

Fortunately, the children were removed from the situation without injury, but the company has decided to recall the five mattress models out of caution.

Affected mattresses include the VACKERT, VINKA, SPELEVINK, SLÖA and SLUMMER models that were manufactured on May 4, 2014 or earlier.

An identification label attached to the mattress cover has the date of manufacture in Month-Day-Year format and the VYSSA model name.

Officials with IKEA say a gap more than two fingers width between the mattress and crib is the sign of a defect.

Officials with IKEA say a gap more than two fingers width between the mattress and crib is the sign of a defect.

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 mattress and return it to any IKEA store for an exchange or full refund.

The mattresses sold for about $100 at IKEA stores throughout the U.S. and online from August 2010 to May 2014.

Customers with questions or concerns can call IKEA at (888)966-4532.

IKEA Recalls Crib Mattresses Due to Risk of Entrapment [CPSC]