As San Diego child injury attorneys, we want to share an important update
to a recent recall involving crib mattresses sold by IKEA. The existing
crib mattress recall has been expanded to include an additional 131,000
In January, IKEA announced the recall of approximately 169,000 VYSSA crib
mattresses that pose an entrapment hazard to small children because they
could create a gap between the mattress and crib ends larger than allowed
by federal regulations. A gap between the mattress and crib ends larger
than two-finger width is an indication of the defective mattress. The
company recently expanded the recall to include 131,000 SULTAN crib mattresses
that could result in the same issue.
According to the
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, IKEA has received two reports of infants becoming entrapped between the
mattress and an end of the crib. Thankfully, the children were removed
from the gap without injury.
For parents who have purchased a crib mattress from IKEA, here’s
what you need to know. 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 and 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.
Parents and caregivers are advised to immediately inspect the 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.
If your child or someone you love has been seriously injured by a dangerous
or defective product, don’t hesitate to
contact a San Diego product liability attorney at the Law Offices of Robert Vaage
for a free consultation.