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IKEA Crib Mattresses Recalled for Third Time

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 federal regulations.

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.