Expanded recall: KRITTER and SNIGLAR Junior Beds
On 2014-01-29, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published an expanded recall regarding KRITTER and SNIGLAR Junior Beds due to a potential laceration hazard. This product sold new beginning in July 2005 for about $60 to $90.
About 4,000 units are involved in this IKEA bed recall. Instance(s) of injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Twin, Full & Bunk Beds category in 2014.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls,
involving about 600,000 product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (888) 966-4532
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What is the problem?
The metal rod connecting the guard rail to the bed frame can break in use, posing a laceration hazard.
Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
Recalled IKEA junior beds include the KRITTER and SNIGLAR models with a guard rail on one side. The pine wood KRITTER beds have animal cut-outs, such as a dog and cat on the headboard. A label on the headboard or underside of the KRITTER bed has a date stamp of 1114 to 1322 representing the year and week of production (YYWW), a 600.904.70 model number, and 19740 supplier number. The SNIGLAR natural beech wood beds have a white painted fiberboard insert on the headboard and footboard of the bed. A label on the headboard or underside of the SNIGLAR bed has a date stamp of 1114 to 1318 (YYWW), a 500.871.66 model number, and 18157 supplier number. This recall expands the date code for SNIGLAR beds to 1049 to 1318. The beds measure about 65 inches long by 30 inches wide with a 22 to 26 inch high headboard.
This product was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/36287r-eng.php
NOTE: These items were originally recalled in August 2013.
These items were sold new+ at IKEA stores nationwide and online at www.ikea-usa.com from July 2005 through May 2013 for between $60 and $90.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
IKEA toll-free at (888) 966-4532 anytime or online at www.ikea-usa.com and click on the recall link on the top of the page for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
IKEA has received one additional report from the UK of a metal rod on a SNIGLAR bed breaking. A child received a small scratch to the arm from the broken metal rod.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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