Hopefully, the third time is the charm for IKEA. The retail giant recently
announced that it is recalling its VYSSA SPELEVINK crib mattresses for
the third time.
The current recall involves approximately 38,400 defective crib mattresses.
As previously detailed on this blog,
IKEA recalled the VYSSA SPELEVINK mattresses in January 2015 and again in May 2015 for
entrapment hazards. Due to a design defect, the crib mattresses could
create a gap between the mattress and crib ends larger than allowed by
The latest recall resulted from the mattresses’ failure to meet federal
open flame standard for mattresses. As a result, the crib mattresses pose
a fire hazard. Thankfully, no injuries have been reported.
For parents who are concerned that their children may be sleeping on a
dangerous mattress, the defective VYSSA SPELEVINK crib mattresses were
sold at IKEA stores nationwide and online from October 2000 through May
2014, for about $100. The
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Administration describes the recalled mattresses as 52 inches long and 27.5 inches wide.
The crib mattresses are white with a blue piping around the edge and have
an identification label attached to the mattress cover has the date of
manufacture in Month-DD-YY format or YY-W format and the VYSSA SPELEVINK
model name. Mattresses made after July 2007 also have a federal tag at
the foot of the mattress.
Given the serious risks posed by the defective mattresses, consumers are
advised to immediately stop using the recalled products and return them
to any IKEA store for a full refund. Mattresses that were provided to
consumers to remedy the two previous recalls are included in this recall program.
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.