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IKEA KRITTER and SNIGLAR junior beds

Starting date:
August 15, 2013
Posting date:
August 15, 2013
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety, Physical Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and IKEA Canada.

Affected products

IKEA Kritter and Sniglar junior beds

Product description

IKEA junior beds including Kritter and Sniglar models with a guard rail on one side.

The pine wood Kritter beds have animal cut-outs, such as a dog or cat on the headboard and a date stamp of 1114 to 1322 representing the year and week of production (YYWW). The Sniglar natural beech wood beds have white painted fiberboard on the headboard and footboard of the bed and a date stamp of 1114 to 1318.

The beds measure about 165 centimetres (65 inches) long by 76 centimetres (30 inches) wide, with a headboard measuring 55 centimetres to 66 centimetres (22 to 26 inches) high. The date stamp appears on a label attached to either the headboard or the underside of the bed. Model numbers included in the recall are 600.904.70 for the Kritter and 500.871.66 for the Sniglar, supplier number 15361 (Kritter) and 19740 or 18157 (Sniglar) printed on the same label as the date stamp.

Hazard identified

The metal rod connecting the guard rail to the bed frame can break during use, posing a laceration hazard.

There has been one incident in Canada and one in the United States of the metal rod on the beds breaking. No injuries have been reported.

Number sold

Approximately 4,569 Kritter beds and 13,333 Sniglar beds affected by this recall were sold at IKEA stores across Canada and online at

Approximately 22,000 of the beds affected by this recall were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

Affected KRITTER and SNIGLAR model beds were sold from April 2011 to May 2013.

Place of origin

Kritter model beds were manufactured in Poland. Sniglar model beds were manufactured in Bosnia and Romania.


IKEA Canada

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What you should do

Consumers may contact IKEA Canada toll-free at 1-800-661-9807 to request a free repair kit, or visit their local IKEA store to pick up a free repair kit at Returns and Exchanges. Further information can be found online at firm's website and click on the recall link.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

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.