Sniglar crib sold at Ikea safety recall

On February 17, 2011 the SNIGLAR Full-sized Crib has been jointly recalled with IKEA, Health Canada, and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC).

This recall involves the SNIGLAR full-sized crib, which has fixed sides. Recalled cribs can be identified by model number 60091931. The words 'SNIGLAR', 'IKEA' and the model number are printed on a label attached to the mattress support. The crib frame and mattress support are made of light-colored wood.

If the mattress support bolts extend through the nut, the bolts are the proper length and the crib is not included in this recall. Check out the photograph attached to see what this looks like.

What is the danger?

The four bolts that secure the mattress support on the recalled cribs may not be long enough and can cause the mattress support to detach and collapse. Infants and toddlers could become entrapped between the side of the crib and the mattress, which could lead to suffocation or strangulation, or they could fall out of the crib.

At time of the recall neither Health Canada nor IKEA has received reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians as related to the hazard above for this product.

What should I do?

You need to carefully examine the crib for signs of damage, particularly around the mattress supports. Concerned consumers are instructed to contact IKEA to receive a free repair kit.

Alternatively, you can return their SNIGLAR crib to their nearest IKEA store for a full refund.

For more information or to order a repair kit, consumers may contact IKEA toll-free at 1-800-661-9807 or visit the IKEA website.

How many were sold and where?

Approximately 6,000 of the recalled cribs were sold at IKEA stores in Canada. In the United States, approximately 20,000 were sold.

These recalled cribs were sold from October 2005 through June 2010 in Canada and the United States.

The cribs were manufactured in Romania. The importer is IKEA Canada of Burlington, Ontario.