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Huge recall of IKEA crib mattresses

Monica Beyer is a mom of four and has been writing professionally since 2000, when her first book, Baby Talk, was published. Her main area of interest is attachment parenting and all that goes with it, including breastfeeding, co-sleepin...

IKEA crib mattresses recalled due to entrapment risk

If you have an IKEA crib mattress, you'll need to check out this notice to see if it has been recalled.

Heads up — around 169,000 IKEA VYSSA mattresses have been recalled because they may not be quite long enough, which poses a risk of your baby getting trapped in a gap.

Product description: This recall focuses on IKEA VYSSA style crib mattresses. The following five model names are included in this recall: VACKERT, VINKA, SPELEVINK, SLÖA and SLUMMER. The included mattresses were manufactured on May 4, 2014 or earlier. You can find an identification label, which is attached to the mattress cover, and has the date of manufacture in "Month-DD-YYYY" format along with the VYSSA model name. A gap between the mattress and crib ends larger than two finger widths tells you if you have a defective mattress.

Where/when they were sold: These recalled IKEA crib mattresses were sold at IKEA stores nationwide and online at www.ikea-usa.com from August 2010 to May 2014 for about $100.

Reason for the recall: The crib mattresses could create a gap between the mattress and crib ends that are larger than allowed by federal regulations. There have been two reports of babies being trapped by the mattress gap. Both were removed without injury.

What you need to do: If you have a VYSSA style crib mattress, check to see if there is a gap at the end of the mattress. Any gap that is two finger widths or more is considered defective and must be removed from the crib immediately and returned to the store for an exchange or full refund.

Company information: You can contact IKEA toll-free at (888) 966-4532 anytime. You can also find out more information online at www.ikea-usa.com — click on the recall link at the top of the page for more information.

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