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IKEA expands its recall of crib mattresses

Posted May 1, 2015

IKEA expanded its recall of crib mattresses to 300,000 in the United States on Friday because of the risk of entrapment.

The recall comes after IKEA received two reports of infants being trapped between the mattress and an end of the crib. The babies were removed and not injured, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

In January, the company recalled 169,000 crib mattresses in the United States. On Friday, the safety commission announced that another 131,000 mattresses in the United States and 44,000 in Canada had been added to the recall.

This 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, according to the safety commission. The commission's website says that 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. A gap between the mattress and crib ends larger than two finger width is an indication of the defective mattress, says the commission announcement.

The mattresses were sold at IKEA stores across the country and online at www.ikea-usa.com from October 2000 to May 2014 for about $20 to $100.

If you have a mattress, the Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends consumers stop using it and inspect the mattress in the crib. If the gap between the ends of the crib and the mattress is larger than the width of two fingers, customers should return it to any IKEA store for an exchange or full refund.

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