IKEA has announced a voluntary recall of more than 26,000 SNIGLAR brand cribs.
A joint statement released by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada said the cribs can entrap and suffocate children if the mattress support detaches. Four of the bolts provided to secure the mattress support are not long enough and may collapse, according to the statement.
No incidents of crib collapse have been reported, but the statement urges parents to check immediately if the mattress support bolts extend though the nut. If not, consumers should contact IKEA for a free repair kit.
The cribs were sold from October 2005 through June 2010 at IKEA stores throughout North America. About 20,000 of the full-size cribs were sold in the United States. More than 6,000 non-drop-size cribs were sold in Canada.
According to data released by the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, crib-related accidents result in more than 110 deaths annually and 26 emergency room visits each day.
If someone close to you has been injured by a defective child care product, please contact the Madison Product Liability Attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874.