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Expanded Recall: IKEA recalls IKEA KRITTER and SNIGLAR Junior Beds

Starting date:
January 29, 2014
Posting date:
January 29, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Laceration Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Expansion of August 15, 2013 recall

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and IKEA Canada.

Affected products


Product description

IKEA junior beds including KRITTER and SNIGLAR models with a guard rail on one side.

The pine wood KRITTER beds have animal cut-outs, such as a dog or cat on the headboard and a date stamp of 1114 to 1322 representing the year and week of production (YYWW).  The SNIGLAR natural beech wood beds have white painted fiberboard on the headboard and footboard of the bed and a date stamp of 1114 to 1318.  This recall expands the date code for SNIGLAR beds to 1049 to 1318.

The beds measure about 165 centimetres (65 inches) long by 76 centimetres (30 inches) wide, with a headboard measuring 55 centimetres to 66 centimetres (22 to 26 inches) high. 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.

Hazard identified

The metal rod connecting the guard rail to the bed frame can break in use, posing a laceration hazard.

There has been one incident in Canada and one in the United States of the metal rod on the beds breaking. The incident in Canada involved a minor scratch injury.  No injuries have been reported in the United States.  IKEA has received one additional report from the UK of a metal rod on a SNIGLAR bed breaking. A child received a small scratch to the arm from the broken metal rod.

Number sold

Approximately 4,569 KRITTER beds and 13,333 SNIGLAR beds affected by this recall were sold at IKEA stores across Canada and online at  Approximately 22,000 of the beds affected by this recall were sold in the United States.

An additional 3,536 SNIGLAR beds are affected by this recall expansion in Canada and the United States.

Time period sold

KRITTER model beds were sold from 2008 to May 2013.  SNIGLAR model beds were sold from 2005 to May 2013.

Place of origin

KRITTER model beds manufactured in Poland.  SNIGLAR model beds manufactured in Bosnia and Romania.


IKEA Canada Limited Partnership

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What you should do

Consumers may contact IKEA Canada toll-free at 1-800-661-9807 to request a free repair kit, or visit their local IKEA store to pick up a free repair kit at Returns and Exchanges. Further information can be found online at IKEA's website and click on the recall link.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.