Posted on: June 1, 2011
Non-drop-side cribs are being recalled by the popular Swedish home products company, IKEA. IKEA is recalling nearly 200,000 SNIGLAR non-drop-side cribs that could entrap and suffocate children if the mattress detaches, according to news reports .
The IKEA SNIGLAR cribs have faulty bolts that could fail to support the mattress, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada.
Consumers who think they may have the recalled product can check the model number: 60091931. The cribs were sold in the United States and in Canada from October 2005 through June 2010 at IKEA stores.
So far, no injuries have been reported in connection to the recall. “Crib-related accidents send 26 children to U.S. emergency rooms each day and result in more than 110 deaths annually,” according to an analysis released this week of historical data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System.
As a North Charleston personal injury lawyer , I urge parents to check their crib to ensure the mattress support bolts extend through the nut. If they do not, you should contact IKEA for a free repair kit. This recall is important because usually drop-side cribs are connected to child injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a recalled product, contact a personal injury lawyer in North Charleston .