IKEA SNIGLAR Cribs Recalled

February 18, 2011

Filed under: Recalls — Baby Eco Trends @ 12:08 pm

Yesterday the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in cooperation with IKEA Home Furnishings announced a voluntary recall of the IKEA SNIGLAR cribs (fixed sides, full size cribs with model number 60091931), manufactured in Romania.  The words “SNIGLAR, IKEA” and the model number are printed on a label attached to the mattress support.  The CPSC states that consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

In the US, approximately 20,000 SNIGLAR crib were sold exclusively at IKEA stores from October 2005 through June 2010 for about $80.  No incidents or injuries have been reported but the cribs do pose an entrapment & suffocation hazard.  The four bolts provided with some SNIGLAR cribs to secure the mattress support are not long enough and can cause the mattress support to detach and collapse, creating a risk of entrapment and suffocation.

According to the CPSC’s website: “Consumers should stop using the 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.”

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