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IKEA recalling crib mattresses after infants trapped

More than 160,000 VYSSA crib mattresses will be recalled by IKEA due to the danger of entrapment for infants.

IKEA says they will recall a total of 169,000 mattresses after reports from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, which state that the mattresses could create a gap between the mattress and crib ends. That gap could pose a hazard to infants by trapping them. There have been two reports of infants becoming trapped.

According to our affiliate WXYZ, consumers are asked to inspect the mattress by making sure there is no gap larger than the width of two fingers between the ends of the crib and the mattress. If the gap is larger, consumers should stop using the mattress and return it to any IKEA store for an exchange or refund.

"This recall involves IKEA VYSSA style crib mattresses with the following five model names: VACKERT, VINKA, SPELEVINK, SLÖA and SLUMMER. The involved mattresses were manufactured on May 4, 2014 or earlier. An identification label attached to the mattress cover has the date of manufacture in Month-DD-YYYY format and the VYSSA model name. "
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