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Recall of the Week: IKEA crib mattresses due to risk of entrapment

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IKEA is expanding the recall of its SULTAN and VYSSA crib mattress, with about 300,000 recalled in the United States and about 44,000 in Canada.

About 169,000 VYSSA crib mattresses were recalled in the U.S. in January 2015. This expansion includes about 131,000 SULTAN crib mattresses in the U.S. and about 44,000 in Canada.

The firm has received two reports of infants becoming entrapped between the mattress and an end of the crib. The children were removed from the gap without injury.

The crib mattresses could create a gap between the mattress and crib ends larger than allowed by federal regulations, posing an entrapment hazard to infants, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

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.

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 a two-finger width is an indication of the defective mattress.

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

Consumers should immediately stop using a recalled mattress and inspect it by making sure there is no gap larger than the width of two fingers between the ends of the crib and the mattress, the company and commission said. 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.

For more information, call IKEA at 888-966-4532 anytime or visit www.ikea-usa.com and click on Product Recall near the bottom of the page.

Copyright 2015, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist

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micheal

An identification label attached to the mattress cover has the date of manufacture

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