CPSC Recalls IKEA Junior Beds

Ikea BedHead’s up, mamas and papas.  The CSPC announced a big new recall alert just today: IKEA has recalled its Junior Beds due to a laceration hazard.  If you own one of these beds, you should stop using it immediately.

This is a fairly big recall, as there are 22,000 of these beds in U.S. and 18,000 in Canada.  No injuries have been reported; rather, it has been reported twice in each of the U.S. and Canada that the metal rod has become detached.

Here are some more details on this recall:

Product name: This recall includes IKEA’s KRITTER and SNIGLAR Junior Beds.

Hazard: The metal rod connecting the guard rail to the bed frame can break in use, posing a laceration hazard.

Owners of the bed should call IKEA toll-free at (888) 966-4532 anytime or online at www.ikea-usa.com.

Here is the CSPC’s description of the beds: “These 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 and a date stamp of 1114 to 1322 representing the year and week of production (YYWW). The SNIGLAR natural beech wood beds have a white painted fiberboard insert on the headboard and footboard of the bed and a date stamp of 1114 to 1318. The beds measure about 65 inches long by 30 inches wide with a 22 to 26 inch high headboard. The date stamp appears on a label attached to either the headboard or the underside of the bed. Model numbers included in the recall are 600.904.70 for the KRITTER and 500.871.66 for the SNIGLAR, supplier number 15361 (KRITTER) and 19740 or 18157 (SNIGLAR) printed on the same label as the date stamp.”

The beds were sold at Home Depot, at grocery and home center stores nationwide, through online retailers, including Amazon.com, and through electrical distributors between October 2012 and May 2013 for between $15 and $30.  They were manufactured by IKEA from July 2005 through May 2013 for between $60 and $90.

For more information on this recall, go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/IKEA-Recalls-Junior-Beds/

Please spread the word about this important recall.

— Melissa