Crib Mattresses, Training Machines Recalled

A number of companies have issued recent recalls due to consumer safety risks. For more information about recalled products or other ongoing recalls, click here.

VYSSA Crib Mattresses

IKEA has recalled approximately 169,000 VYSSA crib mattresses because the gap between the mattress and crib ends is larger than allowed by federal regulations. This gap poses a serious entrapment hazard to infants, who can get stuck in the gap between the mattress and the end of the crib.

Five models of VYSSA crib mattresses are affected by the recall, including:

  • Vackert
  • Vinka
  • Spelevink
  • Sloa
  • Slummer

The affected mattresses were manufactured on or before May 4, 2014, and they were sold in IKEA stores nationwide between August 2010 and May2014 for approximately $100. IKEA has received two reports of infants becoming trapped between the mattress and the crib, but no injuries have been reported.

Owners of the recalled mattresses should make sure the gap between the mattress and the crib is no larger than the width of two fingers. If the gap is larger than that, stop using the mattress immediately and return it to IKEA for an exchange or refund. Click here or call (888) 966-4532 for more information.

Matrix Fitness Varsity Strength Training Machines

Johnson Health Tech has recalled five models of the Matrix Fitness series strength training machines due to consumer safety concerns. The handle attachment on the machines can detach during use and hit the user with considerable force and cause the user to lose balance or fall, posing a risk of impact injury, lacerations, and falls.

Five varieties of the Matrix Fitness machines are subject to recall: VY-6021 Lat Pulldown, VY-6042 Bicep/Triceps Press, VY-6046 Lat Pulldown/Low Row, VY-6099 Total Body Trainer, and J7021 Special Order Lat Pull. The machines have chrome frames with stacked weights, overhead pulleys, and certain models have thigh supports and vinyl seats. The machines are commonly used in health clubs, hotels, schools, municipal facilities, apartment complexes, rehabilitation centers, and other commercial fitness facilities. The strength training machines were sold by Johnson Health Tech North America fitness equipment dealers nationwide between July 2013 and October 2014 for between $3,300 and $4,000.

Johnson Health Tech has received two reports of injuries, including one man who was hit and cut on the head when the handle detached and a man who fell when the handle on his machine detached.

Owners of the recalled strength machines are urged to cease using it, prevent others from using it, and contact Johnson Health Tech North America for a free repair. Click here or call Johnson Health Tech North America at (866) 218-3674 for more information.

 

2015-01-27T16:12:03+00:00