Friday, August 28, 2009

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

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207


August 27, 2009
Release # 09-331 Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 966-4532
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

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.

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

CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting


Send the link for this page to a friend! The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To join a CPSC e-mail subscription list, please go to Consumers can obtain recall and general safety information by logging on to CPSC's Web site at


For additional information contact:

Alan L. Morton
1005 North Eighth Street
Post Office Box 420
Boise, ID 83701-0420
Telephone: 208.344.5555
Toll Free: 866.946.1669 (866.WIN.1.NOW)
Facsimile: 208.342.2509

No comments:

Post a Comment