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Consumer product recall

Expanded recall: IKEA Canada recalls VYSSA crib mattresses

Starting date:
January 13, 2015
Posting date:
January 13, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Children's Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Expansion of September 4, 2014 recall

Affected products

IKEA VYSSA crib mattresses

Product description

This recall involves IKEA VYSSA crib mattresses with date stamp “May 4, 2014" or earlier.

IKEA VYSSA crib mattresses include the following models:

The product name and date stamp are found on a label sewn onto the mattress.

Hazard identified

IKEA VYSSA crib mattresses are designed to be used with IKEA cribs to ensure a snug fit and safe sleeping environment for your baby.   A gap between the mattress and the side or end of the crib that is greater than 3 cm poses an entrapment hazard for an infant.

Health Canada has received one consumer incident report related to this advisory for a VYSSA crib mattress.

IKEA Canada has received 10 reports in Canada of a potential gap created between the VYSSA mattress and the end of the crib, posing a safety hazard for infants.  No injuries have been reported to Health Canada nor IKEA Canada related to this advisory.

Number sold

Approximately 63,800 VYSSA crib mattresses have been sold at IKEA stores across Canada and online at

Time period sold

The VYSSA crib mattresses have been sold since 2010 in Canada.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Mexico.


IKEA Canada Limited Partnership

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What you should do

Consumers should check the gap between the IKEA VYSSA crib mattress and the side and end of the crib. If the gap is greater than 3 cm, consumers should immediately stop using the affected product and return it to any IKEA store for an exchange or a full refund.

For more information, consumers may contact IKEA Canada by telephone toll-free at 1-800-661-9807 or visit IKEA's website.

How to measure:

  1. Let new mattresses air for 72 hours after unpacking. It takes 3-4 days for the mattress to assume its proper shape and volume,
  2. Remove all bedding, for example fitted sheets,
  3. Push the mattress into one of the corners of the crib and measure the gap between the mattress and the crib's side and end using a measuring tape. Any gap should be less than 3 cm.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.