Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Another Crib Recall From Simplicity For a Total of 2.5 Million Simplicity Cribs Recalled in Last Year

According to a article, another 600,000 cribs made by Simplicity are being recalled because the drop side can come off, creating a gap where infants can become trapped and strangled.

Simplicity also made the 900,000 bassinets that retailers recalled nearly three weeks ago after a second infant died in one. The company recalled 1 million cribs in September 2007 because of similar problems with the drop side detaching. That recall was prompted by three deaths.

The models recalled today include the Aspen and Crib N Changer Combo, Gabrielle, Camille, Providence and Shenandoah models sold between January 2005 and August 2008.

The now-defunct Simplicity is owned by SFCA which continues to sell cribs and other children's furniture under the Simplicity name. In August, the CPSC issued a warning about the Simplicity bassinets because SFCA refused to do a recall. The company has said it did not assume legal responsibility for products made previously by Simplicity when it purchased the firm's assets in April. Retailers later agreed to carry out the bassinet recall and agreed to do today's recall as well. SFCA is cooperating with retailers in carrying out today's recall.

Consumers should return their cribs to the store where they bought them to receive a refund or store credit.

Click below for a link to the original washington post article.