IKEA has recalled nearly 300,000 crib mattresses in fear that babies could become caught between the mattress and the crib. Two infants have already been reported to have been entrapped. Luckily, both escaped without injury.
The U.S. Government has strict federal regulations that limit the gap size allowed between baby mattresses and the crib. The recalled IKEA mattresses do not meet these standards. A gap between the mattress and crib larger than the width of two fingers is an indication of a defective mattress.
Find out if your baby’s mattress has been recalled
The recall involves IKEA SULTAN and VYSSA crib mattresses with the following model names:
- SULTAN BLUNDA
- SULTAN DRÖMMA
- SULTAN SNARKA
- SULTAN SUSSA
- VYSSA VACKERT
- VYSSA VINKA
- VYSSA SPELEVINK
- VYSSA SLÖA
- VYSSA SLUMMER
The recalled mattresses are 52 inches long and 27 ½ inches wide and were manufactured on May 4, 2014 or earlier. An identification label attached to the mattress cover has the date of manufacture (in Month-DD-YY format or YY-WW format) and the SULTAN or VYSSA model name. In the YY-WW format, mattresses with a date code of 14-18 or earlier are being recalled.
What you should do
Citizens should inspect their mattresses 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.
You can contact IKEA toll-free at (888) 966-4532 anytime or online at www.ikea-usa.com and click on Product Recall near the bottom of the page for more information.