CRIB RECALL

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Registered: 10-23-2002
CRIB RECALL
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Fri, 07-03-2009 - 8:07am

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09260.html
Simplicity Drop Side Cribs Recalled by Retailers Due to Risk of Death from Suffocation
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: Simplicity Drop Side Cribs

Units: About 400,000

Importer/Distributor: Simplicity Inc. and SFCA Inc. of Reading, Pa. (The firms appear to no longer conduct day to day operations.)

Hazard: The crib’s plastic hardware can break or deform, causing the drop side to detach. When the drop side detaches, it creates space between the drop side and the crib mattress. Infants and toddlers can roll into this space and become entrapped which can lead to suffocation.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC is aware of one death involving an 8-month-old child from Houston, Texas who became entrapped and suffocated between the drop side and the crib mattress when a plastic connector on the drop side broke. The child’s death was previously reported by CPSC. CPSC also is aware of an additional 25 incidents involving the drop side detaching from the crib. In six of these incidents, the drop side detached because the plastic flexible tab deformed or broke. In four of the drop side detachment incidents, other plastic parts, including connectors or tracks, deformed or broke. In two of the incidents, two children became entrapped between the drop side and the crib mattress. There were no reported injuries.

Description: This recall involves all drop side cribs with a different or “newer” style of plastic hardware from those cribs recalled in September 2007. This newer style of Simplicity hardware can be identified by a flexible plastic tab at the top of the lower tracks. The recalled model numbers include but may not be limited to: 8050, 8325, 8620, 8745, 8748, 8755, 8756, 8765, 8778, 8810, and 8994, 8995, 8996.

Sold at: Department stores, children’s stores, and mass merchandisers nationwide from January 2005 through June 2009 for between $150 and $300.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and find an alternative, safe sleeping environment for their baby. Consumers should immediately return the crib to the place of purchase for a refund, replacement or store credit.

THIS IS THE BRAND LILY HAS and the model of her's is recalled so pleaseeeeeeee check your cribs




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Registered: 03-04-2007
In reply to: chellenlarry
Sun, 07-05-2009 - 8:19pm
Thanks, Chelle. That's Will's crib too (not that he EVER slept in it, little spoiledy-butt).

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Registered: 04-06-2003
In reply to: chellenlarry
Wed, 07-08-2009 - 8:21am

Do you know what's scary? This model has been in the news over and over and over for this issue and I thought it had been recalled years ago!

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Registered: 10-23-2002
In reply to: chellenlarry
Wed, 07-08-2009 - 9:56am
the same company had a different recall not even a year ago...... but of course after i had bought lily's crib




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