IKEA has announced a voluntary recall of more than 26,000 defective cribs in North America.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada said, in a joint statement, that four of the bolts provided to secure the mattress support on IKEA SNIGLAR brand cribs are not long enough and may collapse. Neither agency has received reports of any incidents, but the statement urges parents to check immediately if the mattress support bolts on their cribs extend through the nut. If not, consumers should contact IKEA for a free repair kit, or replacement crib.
The cribs were sold at IKEA stores throughout North America from October 2005 through June 2010. Around 20,000 of the non-drop-sidie, full-size cribs were sold in the U.S. and about 6,000 in Canada.
According to an analysis of historical data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, crib-related accidents send 26 children to U.S. emergency rooms each day, and result in more than 110 deaths annually.
If your child has been injured by a defective product, please contact a Wausau Product Liability Lawyer of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874.