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IKEA Recalls 26,000 SNIGLAR Cribs Across the Country and Canada

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Health Canada and retail giant IKEA Home Furnishings announced a recall of more than 20,000 cribs in the United States and 6,000 in Canada this week as potential hazards to infants.

The SNIGLAR crib is sold only by IKEA and the recall includes all full-size, non-drop-side cribs marked with the 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 beds were sold at IKEA stores nationwide from October 2005 through June 2010

The problem, according to a join recall statement is that the four bolts provided with some SNIGLAR cribs to secure the mattress support are not long enough, a misfitting that may cause the mattress support to detach and collapse and thus create a risk of a child becoming entrapped or suffocating. No such cases have been reported to date, according to the release.

Consumers should stop using the crib immediately and check the mattress support bolts. 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. Consumers are invited to call IKEA for a free repair kit for recalled cribs.

For additional information about the recall or the kit, contact IKEA toll-free at (888) 966-4532 anytime, or visit the firm’s website at www.ikea-usa.com.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx.