IKEA Recalls 20,000 Cribs
February 17, 2011
by Kate Goodin
On the heels of the report that almost 10,000 infants and toddlers are injured in their cribs every year, there's a new crib recall to worry about.
IKEA has recalled 20,000 SNIGLAR cribs. The four bolts that support the crib mattress may not be long enough, which could allow the mattress to collapse through the crib frame. This creates an entrapment and suffocation risk to the child.
Plus: Read about the ban on drop-side cribs
The cribs were sold at nationwide IKEA stores from October 2005 through June 2010 for about $80.
If you own this crib, immediately check the four support bolts. If the screws in the bolts extend past the nut (as pictured below), your crib is not included in the recall. If the screws do not extend past the nut, contact IKEA for a free repair kit and find an alternate sleeping arrangement for your child.
To contact IKEA, call (888) 966-4532 or visit their website at www.ikea-usa.com.