IKEA Canada Voluntarily Recalls for Repair KRITTER and SNIGLAR junior beds

Repair Kit is Available Through All IKEA Canada Locations

BURLINGTON, ON, Aug. 15, 2013 /CNW/ - IKEA Canada has initiated a voluntary recall for repair on the KRITTER and SNIGLAR junior beds today. There have been no reports of injury in Canada, however, there have been incidents where the metal rod connecting the guardrail to the bed frame has broken. The broken rod can expose sharp metal edges, presenting a possible laceration hazard.

At IKEA, the safety and security of everyone who comes into contact with our product is a top priority.  IKEA asks that all customers who have a KRITTER or SNIGLAR junior bed to immediately check the date stamp on their product and if they have an affected product immediately visit their local IKEA store for a free repair kit.

Name of product: KRITTER or SNIGLAR junior beds

Units: 18,000 pieces in Canada

Distributor: IKEA

Hazard:  The metal rod connecting the guardrail to the bed frame can break. The broken rod can expose sharp metal edges, presenting a possible laceration hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: While there have been no injuries in Canada, IKEA has received seven reports globally of the metal rod connecting the guardrail to the bed frame breaking while in use.

Description:  This recall involves the KRITTER junior bed model number 60090470, date stamp (YYWW) 1114-1322 and SNIGLAR junior bed model number 50087166 date stamp 1114-1318.

Sold exclusively at: IKEA globally from 2005 to May 2013.

Manufactured in: Poland, Romania and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Remedy:  Visit any IKEA Canada store for a free repair kit. Customers can also contact IKEA (toll-free) 1-800-661-9807 to receive a free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact IKEA toll-free at (800) 661-9807 or visit www.IKEA.ca

SOURCE IKEA Canada

Image with caption: "KRITTER junior bed (CNW Group/IKEA Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130815_C5940_PHOTO_EN_29841.jpg

Image with caption: "SNIGLAR junior bed (CNW Group/IKEA Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130815_C5940_PHOTO_EN_29843.jpg



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