Simplicity Cribs Recalled For Suffocation Risk

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

About 400,000 Simplicity drop side cribs are being recalled for posing a suffocation or entrapment hazard.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the crib's hardware can break or deform, allowing the drop side to detach. This creates a gap between the mattress and the side of the crib, where a small child could be trapped or suffocated.

The agency previously reported the death of an 8-month-old child, who suffocated when some of the hardware on his crib broke and created a gap.

Last September, Simplicity recalled about 600,000 drop side cribs with similar defects. In 2007, the company recalled 1 million older model drop side cribs.

For more information, call 1-800-858-8323. You can also get complete information regarding recalled cribs, model numbers and dates sold by clicking on the link below.

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