RECALL: Simplicity Brand Drop Side Cribs Due To Serious Entrapment And Suffocation Hazard To Infants and Toddlersby Lisa Arneill+ in Recalls
Simplicity Products have been taking a beating over the last few weeks. A couple of weeks ago, CPSC recommended that parents stop using their 4-in-1 and 3-in-one bassinets because of suffocation hazards and now today 9 Retailers have elected to stop using their drop side cribs because due to sizing problems with the crib’s hardware, the drop side can come off the tracks. When the drop side detaches or partially detaches, it creates a hazardous gap, which can lead to infant entrapment and suffocation.
This recall of Simplicity drop side cribs involves models that used a different style of hardware from those cribs recalled in September 2007. The recalled model numbers include: 8620, 8745, 8748, 8755, 8756, 8778, 8810, and 8994. The recalled drop side cribs have a date code, which can be found on a label on the headboard under the mattress support, which ends in 05DH, 05GB, 06DH, 06GB, 07DH or 07GB (examples: 1806 DH or 0507 GB). The recalled model names include: Aspen and Crib N Changer Combo, Gabrielle, Camille, Providence and Shenandoah. Only the brand name “Simplicity” can be seen on the label on the headboard.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and find an alternative, safe sleeping environment for their baby. Consumers should return the recalled crib to the place of purchase for a refund or store credit. SFCA Inc., of Reading, Pa. is working with retailers to carry out this recall program.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact:
AAFES – (800) 866-3605 – www.AAFES.com
Babies “R” Us – (800) 869-7787 – www.babiesrus.com
Burlington Coat Factory/Baby Depot – www.babydepot.com
Meijer Distribution Inc. – (866) 280-8419 – www.meijer.com
Nebraska Furniture Mart – 800-359-1200 – www.nfm.com
Shopko – (800) 791-7333 – www.shopko.com
Target – (800) 440-0680 – www.target.com
Wal-Mart – (800) 925-6278 – www.walmart.com