A line of crib mattresses sold at Ikea are being recalled because of a potential entrapment hazard for infants. Other recalled consumer products this week include chairs with potentially defective legs.
Here’s a more detailed look:
DETAILS: IKEA VYSSA style crib mattresses with the following five model names: VACKERT, VINKA, SPELEVINK, SLÖA and SLUMMER. The involved mattresses were made on May 4, 2014 or earlier. An identification label attached to the mattress cover has the date of manufacture in Month-DD-YYYY format and the VYSSA model name. A gap between the mattress and crib ends larger than two finger width is an indication of the defective mattress. They were sold at IKEA stores nationwide and online at www.ikea-usa.com from August 2010 to May 2014.
WHY: 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.
INCIDENTS: Two reports of infants becoming entrapped between the mattress and an end of the crib. The children were removed from the gap without injury.
HOW MANY: About 169,000.
FOR MORE: Call IKEA at 888-966-4532 anytime or visit www.ikea-usa.com and click on the recall link at the top of the page for more information.
DETAILS: The Abby Dining Chair has dark brown wooden legs with seat and back upholstery in either grey or green fabric with black or white edge piping. The chair is approximately 20 inches wide, 24 inches deep and 36 inches tall. The SKU number 428136-CS-C or 428136-GS-C is printed on the product packaging. There are no identifying labels on the product itself. They were sold at various home furnishing retailers nationwide between July 2014 and November 2014.
WHY: Chair legs can break unexpectedly, posing a fall hazard.
INCIDENTS: Four reports of a chair leg breaking. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 250.
FOR MORE: Call NPD Furniture at 888-976-8188 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. PST Monday through Friday or visit www.newpacificdirect.com and click on “Product Recall” for more information.