IKEA has issued a SNIGLAR crib recall, affecting 20,000 cribs in the U.S. and 6,000 cribs in Canada. Reportedly, the bolts provided with certain SNIGLAR cribs to hold the mattress support may not be long enough. As a result, the mattress support can detach and collapse, posing an entrapment and suffocation risk to the infant inside the crib. The crib recall affects SNIGLAR non-dropside, full size cribs with model number 60091931. The affected cribs have the model number, as well as the words “SNIGLAR” and “IKEA,” written on a label connected to the mattress support. The crib frame and mattress support were manufactured from light-colored, natural wood.
The cribs implicated in the SNIGLAR crib recall were sold by IKEA across the country from Oct. 2005 to June 2010 and cost approximately $80. Consumers are advised to stop using the cribs immediately and examine the crib. If the mattress support bolts extend through the nut, the crib is not affected by the recall. However, if the bolt fails to extend through the nut, the bolts are not long enough and the crib is therefore included in the recall. Consumers can contact IKEA for a free repair kit, but are advised to find another safe sleeping environment for their child while waiting to receive the kit.
The product liability attorneys at Morgan and Morgan hope that this information will help parents and caregivers keep children safe from the hazards of recalled cribs. Contact us today for a free, no-risk case evaluation.