IKEA Canada advises consumers to check IKEA VYSSA crib mattresses for correct fit

Starting date:
September 4, 2014
Posting date:
September 4, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Children's Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-41257

Affected products

IKEA VYSSA crib mattresses

Product description

IKEA VYSSA crib mattress from supplier 21905 with date stamp 1418 (YYWW) or earlier. The product name, supplier number and date stamp are found on a label sewn onto the mattress.

Hazard identified

IKEA VYSSA crib mattresses are designed to be used with IKEA cribs to ensure a snug fit and safe sleeping environment for your baby.  If you notice there is a gap greater than 3 cm between your VYSSA mattress and the crib’s side or end, please contact IKEA for an exchange or refund.  A gap between the mattress and the side or end of the crib that is greater than 3 cm poses an entrapment hazard for an infant.

Health Canada has received one consumer incident report related to this advisory for a VYSSA VACKERT crib mattress.  IKEA Canada has received five reports in Canada of a potential gap created between the VYSSA VACKERT mattress and the end of the crib that appears to be greater than 3 cm, posing a safety hazard for infants.  No injuries have been reported to Health Canada nor IKEA Canada related to this advisory.

Number sold

60,472 VYSSA crib mattress of which 6,417 are VYSSA VACKERT crib mattresses sold at IKEA stores across Canada and online at http://www.ikea.com/ca/en.

Time period sold

The VYSSA crib mattresses have been sold at IKEA since 2010.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Mexico.

Companies

Manufacturer
IKEA Canada Limited Partnership
Burlington
Ontario
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should check the gap between the IKEA VYSSA crib mattress and the side and end of the crib.  If the gap is greater than 3 cm, the mattress may be returned to any IKEA store for an exchange or full refund.  For further information, consumers may contact IKEA Canada toll-free at 1-800-661-9807 or visit IKEA's website.

How to measure:

  1. Let new mattresses air for 72 hours after unpacking.  It takes 3-4 days for the mattress to assume its proper shape and volume.
  2. Remove all bedding, for example fitted sheets.
  3. Push the mattress into one of the corners of the crib and measure the gap between the mattress and the crib's side and end using a measuring tape.  Any gap should be less than 3 cm.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.