Recall Alert! Ikea KRITTER and SNIGLAR Junior Beds [UPDATED]
Updated January 29, 2014: Ikea has expanded the recall on the KRITTER and SNIGLAR junior beds to include an additional 3,500 beds, bringing the total to more than 25,000 beds.
The CPSC, in conjunction with Ikea, has announced a voluntary recall on the KRITTER and SNIGLAR Junior Beds sold at Ikea stores (and online) from July 2005 through May 2013 for between $60 and $90. The recall was announced because the metal rod connecting the guard rail to the bed frame can break in use, posing a laceration hazard to a small child.
The pine wood Kritter bed have animal cut-outs (a cat and dog) on the headboard and a date stamp of 1114 to 1322 representing the year and week of production. The Sniglar natural beech wood bed has a white painted fiberboard insert on the headboard and footboard of the bed and a date stamp of 1114 to 1318. Model numbers included in the recall were: 600.904.70 for the KRITTER and 500.871.66 for the SNIGLAR. Both beds measure about 65 inches long by 30 inches wide with a 22 to 26 inch high headboard.
So far, there has only been one report of incidence of the metal rod breaking off the bed, but no injuries have been reported. The CPSC and Ikea have recalled about 22,000 beds in the United States and over 18,000 beds in Canada.
If you own the recalled bed, stop using it immediately and contact Ikea in order to receive a free repair kit.
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