Almost 170,000 VYSSA crib mattresses have been recalled by IKEA, one of the world’s largest furniture retailers. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)’s recall page states that the mattresses violate federal regulations due to the gap created between the mattress and crib ends, posing an entrapment hazard to infants. Despite the retailer’s undeniable popularity around the world, IKEA’s increasingly large inventory initiated five separate recalls in 2014. The crib mattress recall is IKEA’s first of 2015.
The five following model names have been listed amongst those included in IKEA’s crib mattress recall: VACKERT, VINKA, SPELEVINK, SLÖA and SLUMMER. Manufactured on May 4, 2014, or earlier, the mattresses’ identification tag is located on the mattress cover with Month-DD-YYYY format, as well as its VYSSA model name. Another indicator that the crib mattress is in violation of federal standards is if the gap between the mattress and crib ends is larger than a two-finger width.
Before the recall announcement, CPSC and IKEA were aware of two incidents involving infants becoming entrapped between the defective mattress and an end of the crib. Fortunately, both children were removed before any harm was done.
From August 2010 to May 2014, the recalled crib mattresses were sold only at IKEA stores across the nation and online at www.ikea-usa.com for about $100 each. The mattresses were manufactured in Mexico.
Consumers that have purchased a crib mattress from an IKEA location should immediately check to ensure their infant’s mattress is not included in this recall. If so, IKEA asks that you take the recalled mattress to any IKEA store for an exchange or a full refund.
For more information on this recall, contact IKEA toll-free at 888-966-4532 anytime or online at www.ikea-usa.com and click on the recall link at the top of the page for more information.