IKEA Cribs Recalled for Entrapment, Suffocation Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC), just announced a Product Recall of <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Sniglar Cribs, distributed by IKEA Home Furnishings of Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. About 20,000 IKEA Cribs were recalled in the United States; another 6,000 were recalled in Canada

The four bolts provided with some Sniglar cribs to secure the mattress support are not long enough, which can cause the mattress support to detach and collapse, creating a risk of entrapment and suffocation to a child in the crib. To date, no incidents or injuries have been reported in connection with this Defective Product.

This recall involves Sniglar nondrop-side, full-size cribs with model number 60091931. SNIGLAR, IKEA, and the model number are printed on a label attached to the mattress support. The crib frame and mattress support are made of natural/light-colored wood.

The recalled IKEA Cribs, which were manufactured in Romania, were sold exclusively at IKEA stores nationwide from October 2005 through June 2010 for about $80.

The CPSC and HC are advising consumers to stop using the Recalled IKEA Crib immediately and check the crib. If the mattress support bolts extend through the nut, the bolts are the proper length and the crib is not included in the recall. If the bolt does not extend through the nut, the crib is included in the recall.

Contact IKEA for a free repair kit for recalled cribs. In the meantime, find an alternate, safe sleep environment for the child, such as a bassinet, play yard or toddler bed depending on the child’s age.

IKEA can be reached, toll-free, at 1.888.966.4532 anytime, or at the firm’s website at www.ikea-usa.com.

The agencies note that it is illegal to resell or to attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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