Violation of Federal Mattress Flammability Standard Prompts Recall of Sofa-bed Mattresses by IKEA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 27, 2009
Release # 09-331

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 966-4532
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
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Violation of Federal Mattress Flammability Standard Prompts Recall of Sofa-bed Mattresses by IKEA

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: IKEA KARLSTAD sofa-beds

Units: About 500

Distributor: IKEA Home Furnishings, of Conshohocken, Pa.

Hazard: The mattress and seat cushions intended to be used as a mattress fail to meet the mandatory federal open flame standard for mattresses, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: No injuries were reported.

Description: IKEA KARLSTAD sofa-bed frame has article number 801-215-12, supplier number 20789 with date stamps (YYWW) 0845 through 0927 located on a label attached to the underside of the sofa-bed frame. The mattress topper is not affected by this recall.

Sold at: IKEA stores nationwide from November 2008 through July 2009 for about $850.

Manufactured in: Mexico

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the mattress and cushions and contact IKEA or visit the Returns and Exchange Department at their local IKEA store to arrange free installation of a replacement mattress and seat cushions.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact IKEA toll-free at (888) 966-4532 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.ikea-usa.com             

 Picture of Recalled sofa-bed