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Ikea Crib Mattress Recall Expanded

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 mattresses.

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.