Crib Mattress Recall: 6 Things Moms Need to Know

IKEA is a favorite for all things furniture, but if your infant is sleeping in one of the company's cribs, it's time to double check it for safety. The company has issued a recall for several crib mattress models in the VYSSA family. The mattresses causing concern don't fit correctly in the crib and leave a gap between the mattress and the crib wall where infants can get stuck and potentially injured. So far, there have been reports of two infants getting stuck in the gap. Both were removed without injury.

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Here's what you need to know if your child is in an IKEA crib:

  1. Affected models of the VYSSA style crib mattress are the VACKERT, VINKA, SPELEVINK, SLÖA and SLUMMER. Any mattress manufactured before May 4, 2014 should be checked.
  2. If you're not sure which model you have, there's an identification label attached to the mattress cover that has all the information you need.
  3. A mattress is considered defective if you can fit two fingers in the gap between the mattress and crib ends. That much space violates federal regulations and is potentially dangerous to infants.
  4. Parents are being advised to discontinue use of defective mattresses immediately as they present an entrapment hazard.
  5. If the model you have is one of the ones recalled, you can take it into any IKEA store for an exchange or full refund.
  6. Can't get to an IKEA store? The company can be reached at 1-800-434-4532 or www.ikea.com

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