The CPSC and Health Canada, in cooperation with IKEA Home Furnishings, of Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, announced a voluntary recall of 20,000 SNIGLAR cribs, because the four bolts provided with some SNIGLAR cribs to secure the mattress support are not long enough. This can cause the mattress support to detach and collapse, creating a risk of entrapment and suffocation to a child in the crib.
Defective Crib Recall Details
This recall involves SNIGLAR non-drop-side, full-size cribs with model number 60091931. SNIGLAR, IKEA and the model number are printed on a label attached to the mattress support. The crib frame and mattress support are made of natural/light-colored wood.
Defective Crib & Product Liability
Product liability is an area of law that governs over the responsibility of manufacturers, sellers, and designers to create and sell safe products. If a product is not safe, or if a product can cause consumers harm, it is up to the designer, manufacturer, or seller to forewarn the consumers. If a consumer is injured by a defective product, or not forewarned about a product's defects, he/she may be allowed to file a lawsuit against the product's designers, manufacturers, or sellers.