Getting the news that a product you might use has been recalled is never especially welcome. But finding out that the product is something you use with your kids? That's always a little on the panic-inducing side. So you're going to want to know how to tell if your toddler's mattress was recalled, because you're probably going to need to either have it repaired or have it replaced.
According to Consumer Reports, Dream On Me has recalled approximately 23,000 mattresses. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued the recall because of a potential flammability hazard. "The mattresses fail to meet the mandatory federal flammability standard for mattresses, posing a fire hazard," according to the CPSC.
The New Jersey-based company has recalled both the Dream On Me toddler mattress as well as the Evolur crib and toddler mattress. These mattresses were sold in major retailers across the country like Walmart, Kohl's, Amazon, Wayfair, and Toys "R" Us online only. The mattresses in question were sold between January 2016 and December 2016, and retailed between $40 to $90 per unit. As of Thursday, no incidents or accidents were reported as a result of the recalled mattress, according to the CPSC.
Romper has reached out to Dream On Me for comment regarding the recall and is awaiting a reply.
If you are unsure whether you have a recalled Dream On Me mattress, there are a few ways to check. First of all, you can check the model number and the date is was manufactured on the top center of the mattress. The Dream On Me spring and foam mattresses are sold in a variety of colors and prints. Here's a list of the recalled products:
- Évolur Sleep Ultra Crib and Toddler Bed Mattress Model No. 849
- Évolur Sleep Deluxe Crib and Toddler Bed Mattress Model No. 850
- Sweet Dreams 6” 88 Coil Spring Crib and Toddler Bed Mattress in Blue Model No. 87
- 88 Coil Inner Spring Standard Crib & Toddler Mattress Model No. 88
- Visco Pedic Innerspring Standard Mattress in Blue star Model No. 15-V_1
- Convoluted Orthopedic Inner Spring Standard Crib & Toddler Mattress Model No. 150C
- Firm Foam Crib and Toddler bed mattress Model No. 6E6WL
- 5" Foam Crib & Toddler Bed Quilted Standard Mattress Model No. 5B5
- 5” Round Foam Crib Mattress Model No. 42R
- 5" Thick Round Crib Mattress Model No. 40R1
If you check your Dream On Me mattress and discover that it has been included in the recall, the CPCS recommends that "consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mattresses and contact Dream On Me to receive a free mattress cover to bring the mattress into compliance with the federal flammability standard."
To contact Dream On Me directly, you can call the company toll free at 1-877-201-4317 anytime between the hours of 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Or you can contact the company via its website by clicking here. Just click on Customer Care for more information.
While the Dream On Me mattress brand has issued a recall, both the crib and toddler coil and spring mattresses have received positive reviews from users in the past. Amazon reviewers gave the Dream On Me 3-inch foam mattress 4.5 stars out of 5, and most reviews cited the mattress as being comfortable and convenient. Of course it's always concerning to discover a product your child is using has been recalled. But it's important to note in this case that there have not been any injuries reported, and that the company is ready to remedy the situation.
Here's hoping this is the last recall parents see over the coming holidays.
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