Two reports of entrapment prompt IKEA recall of crib mattresses

IKEA is recalling about 169,000 VYSSA style crib mattresses after learning that the affected products may pose an entrapment risk to infants, a report by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) stated on January 13.

The recall involves models SLOA, SLUMMER, SPELEVINK, VACKERT, and VINKA, which were manufactured on May 4, 2014 or earlier. The affected products were exclusively sold through the IKEA website and IKEA stores across the U.S. between August 2010 and May 2014. The company said a gap of more than two fingers wide between the edge of the mattress and the end of the crib may cause infants to become entrapped. IKEA has already received two incidents of entrapment, although no injuries were reported.

Consumers are advised to return the child care products to any IKEA store for a refund or replacement.

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