IKEA recalls two models of children's beds; several reports of metal rod in frame

Furniture store IKEA is recalling two models of children's beds (above) following information that they may pose an injury hazard. -- PHOTO: IKEA SINGAPORE
Furniture store IKEA is recalling two models of children's beds (above) following information that they may pose an injury hazard. -- PHOTO: IKEA SINGAPORE

Furniture store IKEA is recalling two models of children's beds following information that they may pose an injury hazard.

The company received seven reports regarding breakage of the metal rod connecting the guardrail to the bedframe on its KRITTER and SNIGLAR beds. Broken rods could expose sharp metal edges that cause lacerations.

Customers are advised to check the date stamp on the label attached to the headboard or the underside of the bed, said IKEA in a statement on Thursday. Only dates ranging from 1114 to 1322 for the KRITTER range and 1114 to 1318 for the SNIGLAR range are affected.

Those with affected products are asked to proceed to the customer service department at either of IKEA's branches, or contact the department at 6786-6868 for details on obtaining a free repair kit. No injuries have been reported so far.