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Ikea recalling 40,000 youth beds because of hazard

CONSOHOCKEN, Pa. — Ikea is recalling about 40,000 youth beds sold in the United States and Canada because of a laceration hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada announced Thursday.

The recalled beds are the Kritter and Sniglar models with a guard rail on one side. The metal rod connecting the rail to the bed frame can break, posing a laceration hazard.

There has been one report in the U.S. and one report in Canada of the rod breaking, but no injuries have been reported, CPSC said.

The wood beds, Kritter in pine and Sniglar in beech, were sold in Ikea stores and online from July 2005 through May 2013 for between $60 and $90. They were manufactured in Poland, Bosnia, Herzegovina and Romania.

Consumers should stop using the beds and contact Ikea for a repair kit, the CPSC said. Consumers can contact the retailer toll-free at (888) 966-4532 anytime or online at www.ikea-usa.com and click on the recall link at the top of the page for more information.

About 22,000 of the beds were sold in the United States and about 18,000 in Canada.

The 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 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.

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