The product liability lawyers at Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation again advise consumers of a recent, voluntary product recall involving products marketed specifically to children and for children's use.
This particular recall involves VYSSA crib mattress, and the product recall was initiated in conjunction and cooperation with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission ("CPSC"). The product defect associated with these various crib mattresses involves a potential for the creation of a gap between the crib ends and the mattress, itself, which is larger than federal regulations permit and allow. This defect thereby poses significant entrapment hazards to children.
Currently, there are an estimated 169,000 such recalled units in distribution within the United States. For product identification purposes, this recall involves the IKEA VYSSA crib-style mattresses with the corresponding, five (5) model names:
- SLÖA; and
These various, recalled mattress styles have associated manufacture dates of May 4, 2014 (or earlier) and an identification tag and/or label affixed to these recalled mattress covers list the dates of product manufacture in the month-DD-YYYY format.
As referenced, the defect involves a gap between the crib ends and the mattress which violates federal standards - the mattress and crib ends larger than a two (2) finger-width is an indicator of a dangerous product. IKEA is already in receipt of multiple reports from the field involving children becoming entrapped between end of the crib and the mattress.
Consumers are encouraged to visually inspect any mattress subject to this voluntary product recall and determine if the gap is larger than the width of two (2) fingers as indicated above. If the gap to your child's mattress is larger than indicated, CPSC recommends that the use of the mattress should cease immediately.
These recalled children's mattresses were sold at retail (and additionally sold online) at various such IKEA stores nationally from the period August 2010 through May 2014. The price points for these mattresses varied from approximately $100, and they were imported by IKEA North America Services LLC and manufactured in Mexico.
The product liability lawyers at Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation represent clients nationally and internationally against manufacturers of defective children's products and have recovered millions of dollars for their clients and have advocated for the removal of such products immediately from the marketplace. If your child has been injured as a result of use or interaction with any defective product, you should call the experienced product liability attorneys at Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation today for a free consultation to discuss your legal rights. Remember - you can always report a dangerous or defective product directly to the United Sates Consumer Products Commission. A link to the CPSC website interface can be found here:
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